“In Lonely Belvedere”


"My love he was a fine young man ... he lies within his grave in lonely Belvedere. 'My curse upon you Major Grant,' in anger she did say. 'My curse upon you Bennett ... Was you that caused my sorrow In lonely Belvedere'"


Creighton-Maritime: "[The singer] said that the young man was killed in a riot in Newfoundland between the Orangemen and Roman Catholics." This could refer to the Belvedere Cemetery in St John's, Newfoundland. - BS


  1. Creighton-Maritime, p. 209, "In Lonely Belvedere" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Dibblee/Dibblee, pp. 61-62, "Lonely Belvedere" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #2725
  4. BI, CrMa209


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951 (Creighton-Maritime)
Found in: Canada(Mar)