I Heard the Reports of a Pistol

DESCRIPTION: "Well, I heard the reports of a pistol, whoa man, down the right-a-way.... Must a been my partner... tryin' a make a getaway. Whoe, they killed my partner...." A man serving a life term, he wishes he could escape, but warns others against trying
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (recorded from J. B. Smith by Jackson)
KEYWORDS: death prison escape
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Jackson-DeadMan, pp. 155-157, "I Heard the Reports of a Pistol" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: JDM155

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