Death of Young Robert, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come gather, my friends, For a short tale of woe... Oh, nothing is worse than the death of a child." Robert was the son of Lord William and Lady Anne. One night the boy cries out and dies while his father is away. He will never grow old in heaven
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 2001 (HCargillFamily)
KEYWORDS: children death mother father
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
RECORDINGS:
Susan Brown and Acie Cargill, "The Death of Young Robert" (on HCargillFamily)
NOTES [33 words]: This sounds like several other songs that originated or were heavily rewritten in the Tyler family. It seems likely that Hattie Mae Tyler Cargill or someone else in the family wrote the piece. - RBW
Last updated in version 5.3
File: RcDOYR

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