DESCRIPTION: The singer and Johnny King are imprisoned in Sing-Sing. They make an attempt to break out, but they cannot create a large enough opening and are trapped. King is shot. Soon after, the singer is pardoned and gratefully bids farewell to prison
EARLIEST DATE: 1982
KEYWORDS: prison pardon
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
FSCatskills 167, "Sing-Sing" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST FSC167 (Partial)
NOTES: Charles Hinkley, who gave the song to Cazden et al, claimed he was one of the two composers. The collectors admit the possibility, but only that.
This song is item dE52 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.