John T. Scopes Trial, The
DESCRIPTION: "All the folks in Tennessee are faithful as can be, And they know the Bible teaches what is right," and they gloat over Mr. Scopes, "who found only grief." The conclusion: "The old religion's better after all."
AUTHOR: Carson J. Robison
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (recording, Vernon Dalhart)
KEYWORDS: religious trial punishment
1925 - The Scopes Trial. Rather than get inflammatory, I'll let you look this one up on your own.
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 278-279, "The John T. Scopes Trial" (1 text)
Vernon Dalhart, "The John T. Scopes Trial" (Columbia 15037-D, rec. Jul 10, 1925)
Charlie Oaks, "The John T. Scopes Trial" (Vocalion 15094)
NOTES: It's times like this we need keyword "illogic" and "pandering." Cohen notes the interesting fact that Carson J. Robison wrote this and Vernon Dalhart recorded it BEFORE the trial ended!
In a fascinating footnote, the "B" side of the Charlie Oaks recording was "The Death of William Jennings Bryan." - RBW
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