“First Families of Fall River”


"Old Roger Corey, old Doctor Turner, old Frank Brayton, old Hannah Leighton, old Mary Carter, old Squire Brightman, Buck Ben Durfee, and old Oliver Read! ... Long Gesh, short Gesh, corner Gesh, and Gesham's Gesh...."


The ultimate moniker song (i.e. list of people associated with a particular place or occupation): This doesn't even really say who they are; it just lists their names. - RBW


  1. Linscott, pp. 198-199, "First Families of Fall River" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3732
  3. BI, Lins198


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Linscott)
Keywords: nonballad moniker
Found in: US(NE)