Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project

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Sheet Music for "Death of Parker"


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This tune, which is in the “Constant Charley” tune family, appears to fit the text reasonably well. Like the text of “Constant Charley” this lyric is also a lament of a woman, there for absence, here for a death. From “Matthew Butham’s Book” [MS ex William Docker, Newby Head], 1815, 3, courtesy of Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, English Folk Dance and Song Society.

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