Laying Information

DESCRIPTION: "'Tis twelve at night, and there upon the camp A foot policemen silent watch is keeping." The singer visits various businesses and drinks or buys, and "lays an information." "Next morning, the delinquents are seen" in court, and have to pay out 50 pounds
AUTHOR: Charles Thatcher?
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (AndersonStory)
KEYWORDS: police trick money drink
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
AndersonStory, pp. 71-73, "Laying Information" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: For brief background on Charles Thatcher's career, see the notes to "Where's Your License?" For an extensive collection of his songs, see AndersonStory. - RBW
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File: AnSo071

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