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."
AUTHOR: unknown
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)
Roud #15592
File: LoSi362

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 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.