“The Baltimore Fire”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (recording, Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers; first printed in Maury's Songster of about 1905)
Keywords: disaster fire
Found in: US(SE)

Description

"It was on a silver falls by a narrow That I heard a cry I ever will remember... Fire, fire, I heard the cry From every breeze that passes by... While in ruin the fire was laying Fair Baltimore, the beautiful city." About the terrible fire in Baltimore

Historical references

Recordings

References

  1. Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 97, "Baltimore Fire" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Rorrer, p. 87, "Baltimore Fire" (1 text)
  3. DT, BALTFIRE*
  4. Roud #12392
  5. BI, CSW097