First Families of Fall River
DESCRIPTION: "Old Roger Corey, old Doctor Turner, old Frank Brayton, old Hannah Leighton, old Mary Carter, old Squire Brightman, Buck Ben Durfee, and old Oliver Read! ... Long Gesh, short Gesh, corner Gesh, and Gesham's Gesh...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Linscott)
KEYWORDS: nonballad moniker
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Linscott, pp. 198-199, "First Families of Fall River" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [28 words]: The ultimate moniker song (i.e. list of people associated with a particular place or occupation): This doesn't even really say who they are; it just lists their names. - RBW
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