South Carolina State

DESCRIPTION: The singer enlists for gold to fight "in the northern wars." He deserts, is caught, jailed "in South Carolina State," and sentenced to be hung. He asks that the news be sent to his father, mother, and friends, and that he be buried next to his sister
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: desertion war execution soldier father mother burial punishment
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 100, "South Carolina State" (1 text, 1 tune)
RECORDINGS:
Winfred Powers, "South Carolina State" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
NOTES: Lehr/Best: "According to [the singer] this song is about a Newfoundlander who went to fight in the war for American independence." - BS
File: LeBe100

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 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.