Song of the Robbers, The

DESCRIPTION: "You've heard this story often, you've heard it o'er and o'er...." "A tip had come to Morrison... That they would have a visit from the native bad G. Raines." The robber gang, though captured, kills Dr. Clark. They are sentenced to long prison terms
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Burt)
KEYWORDS: robbery death crime punishment doctor
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burt, pp. 207-208, (no title) (1 text)
NOTES: Yes, the song calls the robber "G. Raines." An initial and a surname. Consistently. Not "Raines," and not a full name. That's typical of the horrid "poetry" of the piece. - RBW
File: Burt207

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