Poor Bill Brown
DESCRIPTION: On a stormy night Bill Brown, his friends, and their dogs go hunting hare. Bill and his dog are shot. He asks the singer to "revenge my death." The next night the singer shoots Tom Green
EARLIEST DATE: before 1886 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2635))
KEYWORDS: promise homicide poaching revenge death dog animal
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Kidson-TraditionalTunes, pp. 131-132, "The Death of Bill Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2635), "Poor Bill Brown" ("Ye gentlemen both great and small"), H. Such (London), 1863-1885; also Firth c.19(48), "Poor Bill Brown"
cf. "Bill Brown the Poacher" (subject)
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