Nellie (II)

DESCRIPTION: "Come, listen to me, a story I'll tell... I once loved and courted a dear little girl." But her parents are opposed, and she marries rich Mr. Brown. He is a drunkard and ignores her. She dies. The singer wants to die for love of her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (JAFL 45, collected from Mrs. Emory P. Morrow)
KEYWORDS: love abandonment drink death
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 142-143, "Nellie" (1 text)
Roud #4212
File: MHAp142

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