Miami Hairikin

DESCRIPTION: "God A'mighty moved on the water, And the peoples in Miami run. And the lady left Miami; She left in lightning speed. Every time the lightnin' flash She thinks about her dirty deeds." Various people's troubles in the Miami hurricane are told
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Morris)
KEYWORDS: storm death derivative
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Sep 17, 1928 - the "Okeechobee hurricane," having already done great damage in the Carribean, makes landfall in Florida near West Palm Beach. According to Wikipedia, the storm killed at least 2500 people in Florida and more than 4000 people overall.
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #49, "Miami Hairikin" (1 text)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Titanic (III) ("God Moves on the Water") (Titanic #3)" (form, lyrics)
cf. "West Palm Beach Storm" (subject)
NOTES: This song is item dI28 in Laws's Appendix II.
There is at least one book about this event, "Okeechobee Hurricane" by Lawrence E. Will. I have not seen it. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.0
File: Morr049

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