Leslie the Gambler (Parse Nelson)

DESCRIPTION: "Leslie was a gambler, And dead up to the times, 'Twas him that killed Parson Nelson And didn't pay no fine. Oh, my baby, Why don't you come home? Told you once, told you twice, Told you if I told you the third time I'd be bound to take your life."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1949 (collected from Judge Albert Williams by Boswell)
KEYWORDS: gambling clergy homicide warning
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Boswell/Wolfe 64, pp. 105-106, "Leslie the Gambler (Parse Nelson)" (1 short text plus an excerpt from another that may or may not be the same song)
Roud #11025
File: BoWo064

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