Three Men Drowned (The Grand River)

DESCRIPTION: Four men go boating on the Grand River. In rough water, they are flung from the boat; Benjamin Moore and two others drown. A boy brings word to Benjamin's parents. The singer talks about God's planning (and placing rocks in the river)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Rickaby)
KEYWORDS: river ship death drowning
FOUND IN: US(MW) Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Rickaby 34-I, (first of three "Fragments of Shanty Songs") (1 text)
Fowke-Lumbering #38, "The Grand River" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST Rick129 (Partial)
Roud #3680
NOTES: This is item dC35 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
File: Rick129

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