Old Judge Duffy

DESCRIPTION: Judge Duffy "knew nothing about rules of the law," but "of judges he was one of the best." When the town's only blacksmith is clearly guilty of murder, Duffy orders a Chinese laborer hanged instead, because the blacksmith is needed
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1978
KEYWORDS: execution reprieve foreigner lie
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
McNeil-SFB2, pp. 51-52, "Old Judge Duffy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, pp 584-585, "Judge Martin Duffy" (1 text)
DT, JDGEDFFY*

Roud #4780
File: MN2051

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