Murder of Lottie Yates, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come listen, friends, while I relate Of a crime committed in Kentucky state." Lottie, a young mother living with her parents, is stabbed to death. The murderer (her estranged husband) is found and admits to the crime. He is executed; listeners are warned
AUTHOR: Supposedly Elija Adams
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (collected from Lindsay Adams, according to Dorson)
KEYWORDS: homicide mother father children punishment execution
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Richard M. Dorson, _Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States_, University of Chicago Press, 1964, pp. 197-200, "The Murder of Lottie Yates" (1 text)
Roud #4123
Lottie Yates
NOTES: This is item dF53 in Laws's Appendix II. Dorson, or his source, refers to the "innate talent" of the author, but the thing is overly long, incredibly elliptical, and, frankly, bad. - RBW
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