Cotton the Kid

DESCRIPTION: Cotton seems "a nice kid... Until he became a rolling stone at the age of seventeen." After a brief career as a thief, the sheriff "come got him and threw him in jail." Cotton escapes and vanishes; the singer advises against trying to catch him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: outlaw thief prison escape
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 171, "Cotton the Kid" (1 text)
Roud #4097
NOTES: This song is item dE37 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
File: R171

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