Gustave Ohr

DESCRIPTION: Gustave Ohr recalls his quiet youth and how he fell in with (George) Mann's evil company. Eventually they attacked a man in a sugar camp. Ohr was taken and condemned to die. He concludes by thanking various legal officers for their kindness
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Eddy-BalladsAndSongsFromOhio)
KEYWORDS: execution gallows-confession
1879 - George Mann and Gustave Ohr attack, rob, and beat to death John Whatmaugh. They are condemned to death later in the year
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Eddy-BalladsAndSongsFromOhio 121, "Story of Gustave Ohr" (1 text)
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, pp. 402-403, "Story of Gustave Ohr" (1 text)

ST E121 (Full)
Roud #4099
cf. "Charles Guiteau" [Laws E11] (tune & meter) and references there
cf. "Charles Mann" (meter, subject)
NOTES [13 words]: As "The Story of Gustave Ohr," this song is item dE39 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
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File: E121

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