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...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Linscott-FolkSongsOfOldNewEngland)
KEYWORDS: nonballad moniker
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Linscott-FolkSongsOfOldNewEngland, pp. 198-199, "First Families of Fall River" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #3732
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
File: Lins198

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