Desperado, The

DESCRIPTION: "There was a desperado from the wild and woolly West, He came into Chicago just to give the West a rest." He visits Coney Island to see "the girls all dressed in tights"; he gets so excited that he shoots out the lights. He ends up in prison
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook)
KEYWORDS: outlaw cowboy humorous prison police crime punishment campsong
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 28, "The Desperado" (1 text)
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, pp. 111, 235, 390, "Desperado" (notes only)

Roud #12716?
NOTES [13 words]: Cripple Creek, Colorado was a notoriously wide-open town in the late 1800s. - PJS
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