Huey Long

DESCRIPTION: "Huey began to holla, Huey began to squall. "It was too bad Huey had to go, For he'd taken from the rich And he'd given to the poor." The people gather around the hospital where Huey is dying. His wife bids farewell and wishes she could do his work
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Coffin & Cohen)
KEYWORDS: political death homicide
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Sep 10, 1935 - Assassination of Huey Long
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Tristram P. Coffin and Hennig Cohen, _Folklore in America: Tales, Songs, Superstitions, Proverbs, Riddles, Games, Folk Drama and Folk Festivals_, Doubleday, 1966, pp. 93-94, "The Haunted Wood" (1 text, 1 tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Mister McKinley (White House Blues)" (lyrics, form)
cf. "Death of Huey P. Long" (subject)
File: CoCo091

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