Old Alec Brown

DESCRIPTION: "Old Alec Brown has brought me here, Lie in jail all my days." "True love, true love, my darling child, What have I done to you?" The singer asks the girl to be true to him; she has caused him to weep and has turned her back on him. Many lyrics float
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Morris, Southern Folklore Quarterly)
KEYWORDS: love prison separation abandonment floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #44, "Old Alec Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5010
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Lonesome Road" (lyrics)
cf. "In the Pines" (lyrics)
File: Morr044

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