Lights in the Quarters Burnin' Mighty Dim
DESCRIPTION: "Lights in the quarters burnin' mighty dim, partner... Must be killin' poor Shanty Joe. Please don't kill poor Shanty.... Captain, can't you see this four o'clock risin's 'bout to kill poor me."
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (collected from Johnny Maxwell)
KEYWORDS: execution hardtimes
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 362-363, "Lights in the Quarters Burnin' Mighty Dim" (1 short text, 1 tune)
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