Said Frohock to Fanning

DESCRIPTION: "Said Frohock to Fanning, 'To tell the plain truth, When I came to this country I was but a youth... And then my first study was to cheat for a hoss.'" Fanning and Frohock happily exchange tales of cheating those around them
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: political robbery
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownII 279, "Said Frohock to Fanning" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanIV 279, "Said Frohock to Fanning" (notes only)

cf. "From Hillsborough Town the First of May" (subject)
cf. "When Fanning First to Orange Came" (subject)
cf. "Who Would Have Tho't Harmon" (subject)
NOTES [82 words]: One of four "regulator" songs in Brown. The regulators were a group of protesters against high taxes and fees, found mostly in North Carolina though some also were active in South Carolina. For more on the Regulators, see the notes to "When Fanning First to Orange Came." That song also gives background on Edmund Fanning.
The notes in Brown observe three men named Frohock held station in North Carolina in the Regulators. They suspect Thomas Frohock is meant, but this is beyond proof. - RBW
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File: BrII279

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