“William Hill”


William Hill worked land owned by the singer's uncle, who orders Hill to leave the land. Hill refuses and the uncle liquors the singer up to have him kill Hill. He shoots Hill, is convicted and sentenced to hang. His uncle is not punished.


Dibblee/Dibblee: "[The singer] said William Hill was killed here in Prince Edward Island by his nephew." - BS


  1. Dibblee/Dibblee, pp. 63-64, "William Hill" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #12466
  3. BI, Dib063


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973 (Dibblee/Dibblee)
Found in: Canada(Mar)