“Grief Is a Knot”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Peacock)
Keywords: infidelity sex burial death baby lover
Found in: Canada(Newf)


Willie leaves Mary for another girl. Mary goes to her deathbed and sends for Willie who promises to take care of their baby. The baby dies too and is buried with Mary.


  1. Peacock, pp. 673-674, "Grief Is a Knot" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9803
  3. BI, Pea673