Arcade Building Moan

DESCRIPTION: "It was on one Thursday morning, March the twentieth day... The women and the children was screamin' and cryin'... when the Arcade Building burnt down." People jump from the windows. Clyde Davis is saved; Carl Melcher and his wife are separated
AUTHOR: Leola Manning
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (recording, Leola Manning)
KEYWORDS: death fire
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Mar 20, 1930 - The Arcade Building Fire. Except for Carl Melcher's family, all those inside escaped
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, p. 281, "Arcade Building Moan" (1 text)
Roud #4907
RECORDINGS:
Leola Manning, "Arcade Building Moan" (Vocalion 1492, 1930)
File: CAFS1281

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