Fuller and Warren [Laws F16]

DESCRIPTION: [Amasa] Fuller has become engaged to a woman, who however chooses to abandon him for [Paul] Warren. Fuller accuses Warren of saying that he (Fuller) was already married, and shoots him. He is sentenced to hang
AUTHOR: sometimes attributed to Moses Whitecotton
EARLIEST DATE: 1866 (Musick-Larkin)
KEYWORDS: homicide trial execution
Jan 10, 1820 - Amasa Fuller shoots Paul (Palmer?) Warren in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Fuller was later hanged.
FOUND IN: US(MW,NE,Ro,So,SW) Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (19 citations):
Laws F16, "Fuller and Warren"
Belden, pp. 302-307, "Fuller and Warren" (3 texts plus a fragment, 1 tune)
Randolph 143, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text plus 2 excerpts, 1 tune)
Hudson 66, pp. 191-193, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)
Moore-Southwest 175, "Ye Sons of Columbia" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bronner-Eskin1 24, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text, 1 tune)
Musick-Larkin 17, "Fullers Confession" (1 text)
Brewster 100, "Fuller and Warren" (2 texts plus an excerpt and mention of 4 more)
Larkin, pp. 127-130, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders/Olney, pp. 174-175, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text, 1 tune)
Burt, pp. 51-52, "(no title)" (1 text plus an excerpt, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #32, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)
Finger, pp. 168-170, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)
Friedman, p. 205, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)
LPound-ABS, 49, pp. 116-118, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)
JHCox 45, "Ye Sons of Columbia" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 148-151, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 419-420, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)

Roud #694
Dick Stamp, "Fuller and Warren" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Anna Underhill, "The Indiana Hero" (on FineTimes)

NOTES [104 words]: Although this song is sometimes attributed to Moses Whitecotton, Belden has information that Whitecotton wrote a *different* poem about this particular event.
The reference to the hanging of Haman on the gallows so high is an allusion to the Biblical book of Esther (especially 7:10). The story of Samson and Delilah is told in Judges 16:4-22. The references to Eve causing Adam's fall are obviously to Genesis 3.
The reference to "Genesis, Judges, Samuel, Kings, and Job" seems confused; the texts in Belden apply it to various doctrines, and I can't see how the books listed combine to teach any of the doctrines cited. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.2
File: LF16

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.