Cassville Prisoner, The

DESCRIPTION: "To old Cassville they did me take, But did not chain me to an iron stake, The faults they swore was more than one, To send me on to Jefferson. Jefferson didn't bother my mind, It was leavin' you behind, To run around with other boys...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: prison crime separation
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 147, "The Cassville Prisoner" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5485
NOTES [16 words]: "Jefferson" refers to Jefferson City, the long-time home of the Missouri State Penitentiary. - RBW
File: R147

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