Frank Dupree [Laws E24]

DESCRIPTION: Frank Dupree, the singer, gets in trouble when he steals a diamond from an Atlanta jewelry store. As he leaves, he shoots a policeman and drives off. He is arrested and sentenced to death when he returns to his sweetheart Betty
AUTHOR: Probably Andrew Jenkins
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (recording, Blind Andy [Jenkins], Rosa Lee Carson)
KEYWORDS: robbery homicide love prison execution
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Dec 15, 1921 - Frank Dupree robs an Atlanta jewelry store
Sept. 1, 1922 - Dupree hanged
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws E24, "Frank Dupree"
BrownII 247, "Frank Dupree" (1 text)
Morris, #39, "Frank Dupree" (2 texts)
Friedman, p. 396, "Dupree" (2 texts, but only the first is E24; Laws considers the second to be I11)
DT 794, DUPREE1 DUPREE2

Roud #2253
RECORDINGS:
Blind Andy [Jenkins], "Frank Dupree" (OKeh 40446, 1925)
Rosa Lee Carson, "Frank Du Pree" (OKeh 40446, 1925)
Vernon Dalhart, "Frank Dupree" (Columbia 15042-D, 1925)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Dupree" [Laws I11] (plot)
File: LE24

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