“Poor Little Laura Lee”


Floating stanzas of two songs which mention Laura Lee. The first seems to be a song of parting as Laura's lover goes to the wars (?), but with an "I won't marry" ending; the other perhaps involves a shotgun wedding.


The Brown texts (the only ones I've seen) are very short and perhaps unrelated; the description is partly from the headnotes. This entry probably does not adequately describe the song. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 102, "Poor Little Laura Lee" (2 fragments)
  2. BI, Br3102


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: courting separation
Found in: US(SE)