DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a woman "dressed in deep mournin' With a babe on her bosom" on the banks of the Effie. She says "Felix Parks murdered my husband, Dan Curry.... May his short life be wrecked and his wife die a widow." She hopes to meet Curry in heaven.
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Ives-21FolksongsFromPrinceEdwardIsland)
KEYWORDS: mourning homicide wife husband curse
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Manny/Wilson-SongsOfMiramichi 64, "Dan Curry" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-21FolksongsFromPrinceEdwardIsland, pp. 22-24,79, "Dan Curry" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST MaWi064 (Partial)
NOTES [39 words]: Although the names in this song sound English, and the only known versions seem to be Canadian, it sounds very Irish to me. I checked both current and somewhat older atlases, and found no river Effie. An error for "Liffey," perhaps? - RBW
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