“Three Perished in the Snow”


A woman and her three young children are struggling through a snowstorm. The children ask their mother to make them warm, but she cannot help. The next morning the three are found clasped in each others' arms, dead

Cross references


  • Lester McFarland & Robert Gardner, "Perished in the Snow" (Brunswick 561, c. 1930)


  1. Laws G32, "Three Perished in the Snow"
  2. McNeil-SFB2, pp. 101-102, "Three Perished in the Snow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. FSCatskills 69, "She Perished in the Snow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. DT 715, PRSHSNOW*
  5. Roud #1931
  6. BI, LG32


Author: Eddie Fox
Earliest date: 1878 (as "She Perished in the Snow")
Found in: US(MA,SE)