Frozen Charlotte (5:24)

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From Lightness

This is a public-domain ballad ( apparently based on an actual 19th century event, memorialized in a poem by a Maine writer in 1843. The accompaniment is a synthesized harmonica. The ballad has contributed several notable phrases to the English language, including “You’ll catch your death of cold”.


The ballad was the inspiration for the Frozen Charlotte doll .


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