Old Prospector's Crime, The

DESCRIPTION: "Gather round me, people, While I speak this last one word, I am on the gallows And I'll ne'er again be heard." The singer and Hard Rock Jim are miners; the singer finds a claim, tricks Hard Rock Jim into a fight with a bear, kills him, and is executed
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Burt)
KEYWORDS: homicide animal mining gold execution
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burt, pp. 90-91, "(The Old Prospector's Crime)" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: Burt090

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