Young Companions [Laws E15]

DESCRIPTION: The singer, born in Philadelphia, abandons his family to go to Chicago where he "sinned both might and day." At last he murders a girl and is condemned to die
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Lomax, Cowboy Songs)
KEYWORDS: family homicide execution
FOUND IN: US(MW,So,SE,SW)
REFERENCES (11 citations):
Laws E15, "Young Companions"
Randolph 161, "Taney County" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 153-155, "Taney County" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 161A)
BrownSchinhanIV 334, "The Pennsylvania Boy (1 fragment, 1 tune, possibly this although it is too short to really be certain)
Morris, #34, "Bad Companions" (1 text)
Hudson 109, pp. 248-249, "Youth's Companions" (1 text plus mention of 2 more)
Larkin, pp. 109-111, "Young Companions" (1 text, 1 tune)
Logsdon 33, pp. 186-189, "Bad Company" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bronner-Eskin1 26, "I Was Reared in Pennsylvania" (1 text, 1 tune)
Neely, pp. 164-166, "Bad Companions" (1 text)
DT 625, YNGCMPN*

Roud #786
RECORDINGS:
Kelly Harrell, "I Was Born in Pennsylvania" (OKeh 40544, 1925; on KHarrell01)
File: LE15

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