“The Brushy Mountain Freshet”


"In the month of July, in the year 'sixteen, Came the awfullest storm that's ever been seen." The song describes the progress of the storm, and presumably details the various people killed or rendered homeless


The notes in Brown describe notes attached to this song about the storm of 1916. The song, however, is so fragmentary that little can be verified about its connection with actual events. - RBW


  1. BrownII 284, "The Brushy Mountain Fresher" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6643
  3. BI, BrII284


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: disaster storm flood
Found in: US(SE)