Hans and Katrina

DESCRIPTION: "There was a rich Dutchman, in New York did dwell." His daughter Katrina is ordered to court a rich young man, but she loves Hans. She prepares to leave home, and chokes on a sausage as she gets ready. Her lover discovers her body and the sausage
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1967 (Leach-HeritageBookOfBallads)
KEYWORDS: love courting death food humorous parody
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Leach-HeritageBookOfBallads, pp. 182-183, "Hans and Katrina" (1 text, 1 tune on p. 208)
Stout-FolkloreFromIowa 39, pp. 54-55, "Vilikins and His Dinah" (2 texts, but both are "Hans and Katrina")

ST LeHe182 (Partial)
Roud #271
cf. "Vilikens and his Dinah (William and Dinah) [Laws M31A/B]" (tune & meter) and references there
File: LeHe182

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