DESCRIPTION: "I was born in Bluefield, a city you all know well.... My name is Walter Summers, the name I'll never deny, I'm now behind the prison walls to stay until I die." Summers admits to murdering Ethel Sullivan. He now loves the song "Convict and the Rose"
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Roy Harvey)
KEYWORDS: homicide prison punishment music
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, p. 224, "Bluefield Murder" (1 text)
Emry Arthur, "The Bluefield Murder" (Paramount 3222, 1930; rec. 1929)
Roy Harvey and the North Carolina Ramblers, "The Bluefield Murder" (Brunswick 250)
cf. "The Boston Burglar" [Laws L16] (lyrics, form)
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