“McLellan's Son”


On April 18 Daniel McLennan is shot accidentally by Tim who claims he was playing carelessly with a gun he did not know was loaded.


Peacock quotes Mackenzie in _Ballads and Songs of Nova Scotia_ re "McLellan's Son," his name for the song, that it was "made in commemoration of an accidental shooting ...[circa 1875] in Pugwash [Nova Scotia]" - BS

This is item dG43 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW


  1. Peacock, pp. 831-832, "Young Daniel" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Smith/Hatt, pp. 72-73, "Mind How You Trifle With a Gun" (1 text)
  3. Mackenzie 151, "McLellan's Son" (1 text)
  4. Roud #1969
  5. BI, Pea831


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1883 (Smith/Hatt)
Found in: Canada(Newf)