Behind These Stone Walls

DESCRIPTION: The singer, although "brought up by good parents," tells of being orphaned at ten. He soon went rambling to seek work; jobs were few, and he took to robbery. He was taken and tried, and sentenced to a long prison term. He warns others against his mistake
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph, Warner)
KEYWORDS: orphan robbery trial prison warning
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 165, "Saint Louis, Bright City" (1 text, 1 tune)
Warner 111, "Court House" (1 text, 1 tune)
McNeil-SFB1, pp. 53-55, "Behind the Great Wall" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST R165 (Partial)
Roud #2808
NOTES [13 words]: As "Saint Louis, Bright City," this song is item dE35 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
File: R165

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