In Lonely Belvedere

DESCRIPTION: "My love he was a fine young man ... he lies within his grave in lonely Belvedere. 'My curse upon you Major Grant,' in anger she did say. 'My curse upon you Bennett ... Was you that caused my sorrow In lonely Belvedere'"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Creighton-MaritimeFolkSongs)
KEYWORDS: homicide love burial soldier
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
May 13, 1861 - the St. John's Riot
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Creighton-MaritimeFolkSongs, p. 209, "In Lonely Belvedere" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dibblee/Dibblee-FolksongsFromPrinceEdwardIsland, pp. 61-62, "Lonely Belvedere" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2725
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Riot in St. John's" (subject)
NOTES [64 words]: Creighton-MaritimeFolkSongs: "[The singer] said that the young man was killed in a riot in Newfoundland between the Orangemen and Roman Catholics." This could refer to the Belvedere Cemetery in St John's, Newfoundland. - BS
Kenneth Goldstein believes this song refers to the 1861 St. John's riot which is also described in "The Riot in St. John's"; see that song for the details. - RBW
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File: CrMa209

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