Jim Bobo's Fatal Ride

DESCRIPTION: "Jim Bobo rode a safety wheel, He rode with all his might." "The wheel was built for only one... But he had often made the run With two or sometimes three." When riding with Little Willie, he crashes. The child survives but Bobo is killed
AUTHOR: D.H.H. ? (initials found on the earliest copy)
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Nashville Banner, according to Boswell/Wolfe); 1949 (collected from J. B. Lasater by Boswell)
KEYWORDS: death technology children
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1842 - birth of James Bobo
1890? - Birth of the girl "Little" Willie Pelham (who lived until at least 1973)
Aug 15, 1894 - Death of Bobo while riding with Pelham
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Boswell/Wolfe 59, pp. 97-99, "Jim Bobo's Fatal Ride" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #11024
NOTES: According to Boswell/Wolfe, there were two tunes used for this song: "The Blind Child" and "Home Sweet Home." Wolfe chose to print the "Home Sweet Home" version. - RBW
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File: BoWo059

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