Hennessy Murder, The

DESCRIPTION: "Kind friends, if you will list to me, A sad story I'll relate, 'Tis of brave Chief Hennessy And how he met his fate." The song mentions the time of his death, and opines that his killers were working with Satan
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Burt)
KEYWORDS: homicide police
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1890 - Death of New Orleans Chief of Police David Hennessy
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Burt, pp. 165-166, "The Hennessy Murder" (1 text, 1 tune); also "Hennessy Avenged" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS1, p. 347, "The Hennessy Murder" (1 text)

Roud #4128
NOTES: This is item dF58 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
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File: Burt165

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