“The Fatal Wedding”

Author: Words: William Windom / Music: Gussie L. Davis
Earliest date: 1893 (copyright notice)
Keywords: wedding infidelity baby abandonment suicide death
Found in: US(MW,SE,So) Canada(Newf)

Description

A woman comes to the church doors as a wedding begins. She is refused admittance, but at last she is granted entrance to save her freezing child. She objects to the wedding; her baby's father is the bridegroom. The baby dies; the father kills himself

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References

  1. Randolph 766, "The Fatal Wedding" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Belden, pp. 141-143, "The Fatal Wedding" (1 text plus 1 excerpt and a reference to 1 more, 1 tune)
  3. McNeil-SFB1, pp. 110-112, "The Fatal Wedding" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. BrownII 272, "The Fatal Wedding" (1 text)
  5. Hudson 69, pp. 195-197, "The Fatal Wedding" (1 text)
  6. Brewster 81, "The Fatal Wedding" (1 text plus mention of 3 more)
  7. LPound-ABS, 63, pp. 140-142, "The Fatal Wedding" (1 text)
  8. Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 153-155, "The Fatal Wedding" (1 text, 1 tune)
  9. cf. Gardner/Chickering, p. 479, "The Fatal Wedding" (source notes only)
  10. DT, FATALWED
  11. Roud #3273
  12. BI, R766