J. B. Marcum (A Kentucky Feud Song) [Laws E19]

DESCRIPTION: Curt Jett shoots J. B. Markham dead in the courthouse. Judge Jim Harkis allegedly tries to prevent a conviction by fixing the jury; this fails when the case is transferred to another county. Jett and accomplice Thomas White end up in prison
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1967
KEYWORDS: homicide trial prison feud
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1905 - Murder of J. B. Markham in Breathitt County, Kentucky
FOUND IN: US(Ap,So,SE)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws E19, "J. B. Marcum (A Kentucky Feud Song)"
Combs/Wilgus 60, pp. 159-160, "J. B. Marcum" (1 text)
Burt, pp. 249-251, (no title) (1 text)
Cohen-AFS1, p. 259, "J. B. Marcum" (1 text)
DT 773, JBMARCUM

Roud #692
RECORDINGS:
Lester McFarland & Robert Gardner ("Mac & Bob"), "The Murder of J. B. Markham" (Brunswick 305, 1929; Supertone S-2035, 1930; rec. 1928)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Jesse James (I)" [Laws E1] (tune & meter)
File: LE19

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