Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker

DESCRIPTION: "A couple have just paid the price For living in fool's paradise, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker Have finally paid for their sins." Clyde, "a cheat," escapes from prison and teams up with Parker, whom he teaches to smoke. THey die in a shootout
AUTHOR: Joe Hoover, according to Cohen
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (recording, Dwight Butcher, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: prison crime death police
May 23, 1934 - Deaths of Clyde Barrow (born 1910) and Bonnie Parker (born 1909) near Arcadia, Louisiana
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, pp. 530-531, "Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker" (1 text)
Roud #22311
Joe Smith (pseud. for Dwight Butcher), "Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker" (Bluebird B5521, 1934)
File: CAFS2530

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