Henry Clay Beattie (II)

DESCRIPTION: "Come on, honey, let's go for a spin. You won't need a wrap, just jump right in. No, don't take the baby, we won't go far..." because Beattie soon pulls off the road and shoots his wife. The singer points out that Beattie is bound for the electric chair
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Gordon collection)
KEYWORDS: death homicide prison punishment execution technology
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Nov 24, 1911 - Execution of Henry Clay Beattie
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 204-205, "Henry Clay Beattie" (1 text)
Roud #13147
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Henry Clay Beattie (I)" (subject)
NOTES: Roud lumps this with "Henry Clay Beattie (I)," which was recorded by Kelly Harrell -- but, as Cohen points out, the two songs are completely distinct although based on the same incident. Cohen has extensive notes on the improbably story, and prints a cover of a sensationalist book written about it. Cohen also wrote a journal article on the subject. - RBW
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File: CAFS1204

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