Kafoozalem (I)

DESCRIPTION: Kafoozalem is the daughter of a Turk "who did the Prophet's holy work." A westerner, Sam, loves her and tries to steal her away. The father discovers the plot and has them strangled
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: love foreigner death homicide
FOUND IN: US Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan5 1008, "Kafoozelum" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 131-132, "Kafoozalem" (1 text, 1 tune)
Coleman/Bregman, pp. 122-123, "Kafoozelum" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST SRW131 (Full)
Roud #10135
cf. "Kathusalem (Kafoozelum) (I)"
cf. "Laidy Maisry' [Child 65] (plot)
NOTES: GreigDuncan5: "It is unclear from the verse collected whether this is the broadside/music-hall song about the attempted elopement with the Daughter of the Babo or a version nearer to the bawdy song of the harlot of Jerusalem." I have to go by the chorus: "Oh oh Kafoozelum, the daughter of the Babo." - BS
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