“Campbell the Rover”

Alternate titles: “Three English Blades”; “Three English Rovers”; “Campbell the Drover”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951 (Creighton-Maritime)
Keywords: drink trick party landlord
Found in: Ireland Canada(Mar)


"The first day of April I'll never forget; (Three) English (lasses) together they met." They offer Campbell a spree in a pub, then leave him to pay the bill. He escapes by tricking the landlord and leaving him with his thumbs plugging a cask

Cross references


  1. Kennedy 269, "Campbell the Rover" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Creighton-Maritime, pp. 126-127, "Three English Rovers" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 68, "Campbell the Drover" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Roud #881
  6. BI, K269