They Put Me up to Kill Him

DESCRIPTION: "They put me up to kill him, my pore old white-haired dad, I done it with a horseshoe rasp, The only thing I had." The singer describes the murder, then voices his regrets at his foolishness
AUTHOR: Lloyd Robinson?
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: homicide father family
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
June 3, 1935 - Lloyd Robinson murders his father, Robert Robinson. The younger Robinson was sentenced to life imprisonment, and allegedly wrote this song in prison
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 174, "They Put Me up to Kill Him" (1 text)
Roud #5489
File: R174

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