Aspell and Carter

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you sons of Newfoundland who oft-times life do save, While I'll relate in language great about a hero brave." John Aspell drowns trying to save young Carter from drowning in a lake near St John's
AUTHOR: John Burke (1851-1930)
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Lehr/Best)
KEYWORDS: rescue drowning death
July 1902 - drowning at Quidi Vidi (per Lehr/Best)
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 4, "Aspell and Carter" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [82 words]: Dates for John Burke are from GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador site. - BS
The dates are confirmed by the most complete edition of Burke's works, Johnny Burke (William J. Kirwin, editor), John White's Collection of Johnny Burke Songs, Harry Cuff Publications, St. John's, 1981, p. iii. However, the book does not include this among Burke's writings. He did use a come-all-ye opening for a few pieces. For a brief biography of Johnny Burke, see the notes to "The Kelligrew's Soiree." - RBW
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