“Fair Fanny Moore”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1903 (Belden)
Keywords: homicide execution marriage jealousy
Found in: US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,Ro,SE,So) Canada(Mar,Newf)

Description

Fanny marries poor Henry rather than wealthy (Randall). When Henry is away, Randall appears and demands her life (or her love). (When she refuses,) he stabs her. Randall is hanged; Henry wanders distracted until he dies

Recordings

References

  1. Laws O38, "Fair Fanny Moore"
  2. Belden, pp. 139-141, "Fair Fannie Moore" (2 texts)
  3. Randolph 141, "Fair Fanny Moore" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
  4. FSCatskills 64, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. BrownII 77, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text)
  6. Botkin-SoFolklr, p. 720, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. LPound-ABS, 97, pp. 206-207, "Fair Fanny Moor" (1 text)
  8. JHCox 150, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text)
  9. Flanders/Brown, pp. 58-59, "Fanny More" (1 text)
  10. Peacock, pp. 610-611, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  11. Dean, pp. 85-86, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text)
  12. cf. Gardner/Chickering, p. 479, "Fair Fanny Moore" (source notes only)
  13. DT 337, FANMOORE FANMOOR2
  14. Roud #1001
  15. BI, LO38