“Billy Vite and Molly Green”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Spaeth) (Digital Tradition claims a date of 1823)
Keywords: homicide poison death sheep ghost devil
Found in: US(NE)

Description

"Come all you blades both high and low And you shall hear of a dismal go." Billy Vite/White falls in love with Molly Green, but she denies him. The devil comes to him with arsenic; he poisons her; a sheep's head accuses him of murder and takes him to hell

Cross references

References

  1. Flanders/Brown, pp. 109-110, "Billy White" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Spaeth-WeepMore, pp. 198-199, "Billy Vite and Molly Green" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #5441
  4. BI, FlBr109