“Murder of Young Somers”


"When the news it did come in, Sebastopol was taken, (there was rejoicing in the city, and drinking, and young Somers was murdered.)" Somers is knifed to death by accident; "(the man who stabbed Somers ... was after another man)"


Peacock believes the murder took place in St John's. - BS

Historical references

  • Sep 9, 1855 - Fall of Sevastopol following an 11 month siege


  1. Greenleaf/Mansfield 153, "Murder of Young Somers" (1 fragment)
  2. Peacock, pp. 823-824, "The Murder of Dennis Somers" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #17750
  4. BI, GrMa153


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
Keywords: fight war death drink
Found in: Canada(Newf)