Billy's Dream

DESCRIPTION: "I had a fight with Satan last night, As I lay half awake, Ole Satan came to my bedside, And he began to shake." He offers Uncle Billy riches in return for his soul. "Poor Black Bill" defies Satan; the Devil vanishes, and Billy is rewarded in heaven
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Neely)
KEYWORDS: dream death devil Hell
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Neely, pp. 215-216, "Billy's Dream" (1 text)
Roud #4323
NOTES: Apparently a pop song associated with Billy Arnold which gained a faint foothold in tradition. - RBW
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File: Neel215

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