Blockader Mama

DESCRIPTION: The little girl begs mother not to visit the still; the sheriff is watching. Mother says she must; they need money and father never works. Mother goes to the still and is shot; the child laments when the body is returned
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: death children police drink
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownII 314, "Blockader Mama" (1 text)
Roud #6633
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Dream of the Miner's Child" (theme)
NOTES: This song has, I gather, had some small success in commercial country circles. Whether this success predates the North Carolina collection I do not know. - RBW
File: BrII314

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