Sault Ste. Marie Jail, The (The Albany Jail)

DESCRIPTION: The singer laments his time in prison. After getting drunk, he had to be forcibly taken into custody, and the bail was more than he could raise. Now he suffers prison food and confinement (as well as a preacher who keeps on "until my ears got sore")
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960
KEYWORDS: prison hardtimes drink
FOUND IN: US(MA) Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
FSCatskills 168, "The Albany Jail" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke-Ontario 48, "The Soo St. Mary's Jail" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, SOOSTMRY*

Roud #2324
NOTES: Fowke-Ontario: "He [Dave McMahon] learned it in the lumberwoods back in 1921...." - BS
This song is item dE51 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
Last updated in version 2.6
File: FSC168

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