“Susan Brown (I)”


Beautiful Susan, the singer, has many wooers; she flirts with all even though she loves a rich farmer's son. The lad proposes to a different girl. Susan poisons him, then flees. Unable to find work, she is imprisoned and now is dying of consumption


  1. SHenry H771, pp. 415-416, "Susan Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7963
  3. BI, HHH771


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland