Chain Gang Song (Prison Moan)

DESCRIPTION: "If I had a-listened to what my mother said, I would have been home sleeping in my cold iron bed." But the singer refused to listen to mother. He says he will not live in sin if he ever gets free. He has no friends, and prays for help in his trouble
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (collected from Robert Higgins)
KEYWORDS: prison mother hardtimes sin
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Arnold, p. 41, "Chain Gang Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-Singing, pp. 361-362, "Prison Moan" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #15595
File: LoSi361

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