Convict's Return, The

DESCRIPTION: "It's just ten long years ago they dragged me from my wife...." Convicted of murder, the prisoner plans an escape, only to find his family and his strength gone. He is reprieved when his innocence is established; he happily goes home
AUTHOR: Leonard Nelson
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (recording, Jack Mahoney)
KEYWORDS: trial punishment reprieve freedom
FOUND IN: Australia US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Meredith/Anderson-FolkSongsOfAustralia, pp. 68-69, "The Convict's Return" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jack Mahoney, "The Convict's Return" (Columbia 15712-D, 1932; rec. 1931)
File: MA068

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