“It Was at the Town of Caylen”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (Creighton-SNewBrunswick)
Keywords: theft trial escape
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

"It was at the town of Caylen this gelding we sold" then we stole a gallon of wine from Thomas Grant. "I and two more were condemned to the rope. But I led a scheme and the prison we broke."

Notes

The current description is based on the Creighton-SNewBrunswick fragment.

Creighton-SNewBrunswick: "If the music is any guide, this song in which the hero overcomes his difficulties must be a cheerful one." - BS

References

  1. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 101, "It Was at the Town of Caylen" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2775
  3. BI, CrSNB101