DESCRIPTION: Poor Peg knocks at the door and wants a shroud for poor Tom. "What shall us do?" "We'll take this cup and drink him up ... Poor Tom is dead and gone Boom (drink) Boom (drink) Boom (drink)"
EARLIEST DATE: 1679-1683 (according to Nicholson)
KEYWORDS: death mourning drink dialog nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,South),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Reeves-Sharp 39, "A Harvest Song" (2 texts)
ADDITIONAL: Edward W.B. Nicholson, editor, Golspie: Contributions to its Folklore (London, 1897 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 201-202, 345-348, "Poor Tom" (2 text, 1 tune)
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