Bo-Cat

DESCRIPTION: "On the thirteenth day of may, You could hear old Bo-Cat say, 'Get my deed and policy....'" His wife Catherine asks Bo-Cat what he has done. He murders his wife, is caught, and now awaits execution. "It's a shame how Bo-Cat done he wife."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1976 (Courlander)
KEYWORDS: homicide husband wife river
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1932 - Limerick "Bo-Cat" De Lanzy murders his wife Catherine and drops her body in the river at Pin Point near Savannah, Georgia
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Harold Courlander, _A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore_, Crown Publishers, 1976, pp. 371-372, "Bo-Cat" (1 text)
File: CoAA371

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