“In Camden Town”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (Creighton-SNewBrunswick)
Keywords: seduction rejection pregnancy suicide drowning
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

William seduces Polly. She becomes pregnant and asks that he marry her. He sends her home to her parents. "I'll not go home to my parents For to bring them to disgrace But I will go and drown myself Down in some secret place." He says he'll die with her.

References

  1. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 53, "In Camden Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1414
  3. BI, CrSNB053