Epsom Races

DESCRIPTION: A fine young man dresses and rides off to the Epsom Races. There he gambles away (ten thousand pounds). After a bad harvest, the landlord confiscates his property and his family mourns when he is confined to debtor's prison
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly1)
KEYWORDS: racing gambling poverty prison family hardtimes
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,North,South))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 318, "Epsom Races" (1 text, 1 tune)
Copper-SongsAndSouthernBreezes, pp. 208-209, "Epsom Races" (1 text, 1 tune)
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, pp. 87-88, "The Broken-down Gentleman" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Bk 2)
OShaughnessy-YellowbellyBalladsPart1 9, "The Broken Down Gentlemen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-FolkSongsCollectedBy-Ralph-VaughanWilliams, #78, "Eggleston Hall" (1 short text, 1 tune)

Roud #383
File: K318

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