Star of Bannack, The

DESCRIPTION: "Under the lamplight's flick'ring gleam, In the dirt of the dancehall floor, The beautiful star of Bannack lies, Never to shine no more." Having left a lover in the east, she turned heads in the west but at last "A bullet would find her there."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Burt)
KEYWORDS: homicide dancing
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Apr 20, 1864 - Nellie Paget (birth name: Helen Patterson) murdered by a former flame in Bannak, Montana
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Burt, pp. 53-54, "(The Star of Bannack)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 560, "The Star of Babback" (1 text)

File: Burt053

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