Shad, The

DESCRIPTION: Fragment: "Bait a hook to catch a shad/The first thing he bit was my old Dad/Pulled her away with all my might/Trying for to get the old man out/Fishpole broke and I got mad/Down to the bottom went old Dad"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1918 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: age fishing death drowning animal father
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SharpAp 254, "The Shad" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Roud #3663
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Lulu (II)" (lyrics)
NOTES: Fragment it may be, but it has a coherent story. Most of the lyrics appear as floaters in "Lulu (II)," but that's a nonballad with a thoroughly different gestalt, and I assume the words floated over there on their own. - PJS
File: ShAp2254

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