Hanging of Sam Archer, The

DESCRIPTION: "Ye people who delight in sin, I'll tell you what has lately been, Come sympathize... For this young man who died in Shoals." "It is so hard for us to say, He was executed here today." He murdered Bunch, and -- like all his bad family -- must suffer
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Hoosier Folklore 5, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: death homicide execution punishment prison mother
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 422-423, "The Hanging of Sam Archer" (1 text)
File: CAFS2422

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