Ohio Prison Fire
DESCRIPTION: "Locked in the cells of a prison, A prison much too small, Convicts jammed and crowded Within that cold grey wall." When fire strikes, the guards react slowly Many die. The singer laments, "God doesn't want even convicts To die like rats in a hole."
AUTHOR: Carson J. Robison
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (recording, Carson J. Robison)
KEYWORDS: prison fire disaster death
Apr 21, 1930 - The Columbus Prison fire.
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, p. 404, "Ohio Prison Fire" (1 text)
Carson J. Robison, "Ohio Prison Fire" (Columbia 15548-D, 1930)
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