Kenny Wagner's Surrender [Laws E8]

DESCRIPTION: Kenny Wagner has killed three men, including a Mississippi sheriff. Captured in Tennessee, he escapes but is retaken and sentenced to life
AUTHOR: Andrew Jenkins
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (recordings, Vernon Dalhart, Ernest Stoneman)
KEYWORDS: homicide escape prison punishment
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Aug 19, 1926 - Kenny Carl Wagner gives himsefl up to a female sheriff in Texarkana, TX (source: Cohen)
FOUND IN: US(SE,So)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Laws E8, "Kenny Wagner's Surrender"
BrownII 245, "Kenny Wagner's Surrender" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanIV 245, "Kenny Wagner's Surrender" (1 excerpt, 1 tune, not the same as the text in BrownII)
Morris, #40, "Kenny Wagner's Surrender" (1 text)
Hudson 106, pp. 245-246, "Kenny Wagner's Surrender" (1 text)
Burt, p. 216-217, "(Kenny Wagner's Surrender)" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 338-339, "Kinnie Wagner's Surrender" (1 text)
DT 779, KENWAGSR

Roud #979
RECORDINGS:
Vernon Dalhart, "Kennie Wagner's Surrender" (Columbia 15098-D [as Al Craver] [as "Kinnie Wagner's Surrender"], 1926) (Edison 52020, 1927)
Ernest V. Stoneman, "Kenny Wagner's Surrender" (matrix # GEX 495-A recorded 1927 and issued 1927-1928 as: Herwin 75535, Gennett 6044 [as by Ernest V. Stoneman and his Graysen County Boys], Champion 1522 [as by Uncle Jim Seany], Silvertone 5004/Silvertone 25004 [as by Uncle Ben Hawkins])

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Kenny Wagner" [Laws E7] (plot)
NOTES: For the minimal background Hudson supplies for this song, see the notes to "Kenny Wagner" [Laws E7]. This is evidently a semi-sequel to "Kenny Wagner"; it refers to that song and adds more details but is told in the first person. - RBW
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File: LE08

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