McLellan's Son

DESCRIPTION: On April 18 Daniel McLennan is shot accidentally by Tim who claims he was playing carelessly with a gun he did not know was loaded.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1883 (Smith/Hatt)
KEYWORDS: homicide death friend youth
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Peacock, pp. 831-832, "Young Daniel" (1 text, 1 tune)
Smith/Hatt, pp. 72-73, "Mind How You Trifle With a Gun" (1 text)
Mackenzie 151, "McLellan's Son" (1 text)

Roud #1969
RECORDINGS:
Mrs. Thomas Walters, "Young Daniel" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
NOTES: Peacock quotes Mackenzie in Ballads and Songs of Nova Scotia re "McLellan's Son," his name for the song, that it was "made in commemoration of an accidental shooting ...[circa 1875] in Pugwash [Nova Scotia]" - BS
This is item dG43 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
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File: Pea831

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