The song "Young Charlotte" was a hugely popular cautionary tale sung all over North America. It is generally attributed to Seba Smith, an American journalist. Smith published the song as a poem in 1843 in "The Rover" a newspaper in Maine, as “A Corpse Going to a Ball.”
The song became so well-known that it inspired the name given to the tiny white china dolls called "Frozen Charlottes" (see picture below)
Joseph Chisholm's version varies a little bit from other texts here and there but tells the same tragic tale.
Joseph Chisholm was about 90 years old when George Proctor recorded him in Glengarry Co. in 1960.
|Title||Young Charlotte - Sung by Joseph Chisholm|
|Subject||On the Farm & In the Bush Social Life & Love Other Music, Dance & Entertainments|
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