George Mann

DESCRIPTION: Charles Mann recalls his quiet youth. He describes murdering John Whatmaugh along with Gustave Ohr (blaming the deed on Ohr). They fly but are captured. He grieves for his father, come to see him die. He warns young men against his crime
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Eddy)
KEYWORDS: execution gallows-confession homicide
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1879 - George Mann and Gustave Ohr attack, rob, and beat to death John Whatmaugh. They are condemned to death later in the year
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Eddy 122, "Story of George Mann" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 403, "Story of George Mann" (1 text)

ST E122 (Full)
Roud #4096
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Charles Guiteau" [Laws E11] (tune & meter) and references there
cf. "Gustave Ohr" (meter, subject)
NOTES: As "The Story of George Mann," this song is item dE38 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
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File: E122

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