Gruver Meadows

DESCRIPTION: "My name is Gruver Meadows, my name I'll never deny, I've done a cruel murder and in prison I must die." Meadows has murdered his wife and Standon Dean. A claim of insanity is no help. He kisses his children and prepares to die
AUTHOR: unknown (perhaps influenced by Andrew Jenkins)
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (recording, Andrew Jenkins)
KEYWORDS: husband wife homicide execution farewell
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 210-211, "Gruver Meadows" (1 text)
Roud #22283
Andrew Jenkins (as "Gooby Jenkins"), "Gruver Meadows" (Okeh 45115, 1927)
cf. "Charles Guiteau" [Laws E11] (tune & meter) and references there
File: CAFS1210

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