Bugger Burns

DESCRIPTION: "Bugger Burns has gone to rest, WIth a forty-four (caliber) in his breast." He is killed on the fourth of July. The bullet in his head proves his death. He is kicked out of heaven. The singer says if Burns were his brother, he'd kill him and do the time
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (collected from John T. Vance)
KEYWORDS: death homicide Hell wife clothes
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 331-332, "Bugger Burns" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #4169
NOTES: This is item dI21 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
Last updated in version 3.2
File: LoSi331

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