Tag Archives: injury

Springfield Mountain

TITLE: Springfield Mountain AUTHOR: Unknown CATEGORY: Public Domain, Traditional KEYWORDS: death, animal, lover, injury, 19th Century, US History, Massachusetts EARLIEST DATE: 1836 HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Aug 7, 1761 – Death by snakebite of Timothy Myrick, often considered the inspiration for this song. There are many versions of this songs ranging from serious to comic. I first learned this read more »

Mrs. McGrath

TITLE: Mrs. McGrath AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: war, injury, separation, soldier EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1916 (Colm Ó Lochlainn) HISTORICAL REFERENCES: “This song of the Peninsular War dates, according to one source, to 1815. The earliest account of it in Ireland seems to be 1876 when Sam Henry’s informant learned it in Belfast. (The read more »

Felix the Soldier

TITLE: Felix the Soldier AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: soldier, war, injury EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1940, Traditional American Folk Songs (Anne Warner) HISTORICAL REFERENCES: 1754-1763, French and Indian War (the hottest phase of the colonial conflict between France and England) Alan Lomax says in The Folk Songs of North America: (in the English Language) (Amazon Books), “If soldier read more »