Jesse James (IV)

DESCRIPTION: "You've heard of heroes brave in all their glory...." These heroes are contrasted with James, who "joined the bad guerrillas," robbed banks, "invented robbing trains," avoided the Pinkertons -- and finally was shot by Robert Ford
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1966
KEYWORDS: outlaw death train betrayal
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Apr 4, 1882 - Shooting of Jesse James (then in semi-retirement under the name of Howard) by Robert Ford, a relative and a former member of his gang tempted by the $10,000 reward
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fife-Cowboy/West 93, "Jesse James" (5 texts, 2 tunes; this is the "E" text)
Roud #11225
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Jesse James (I)" [Laws E1] and references there
NOTES: For full background on Frank and Jesse James, see the notes to "Jesse James (III)," the James song which has perhaps the strongest factual basis. - RBW
File: FCW093E

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