Poor Tom

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)"
AUTHOR: unknown
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)

Roud #1563
File: ReSh039

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