Prisoner at the Bar, The (The Judge and Jury)

DESCRIPTION: "The judge was there, the jury too, And people from afar, A fair young lad of tender youth Was a prisoner at the bar." The young man's sweetheart argues the case; she simply asks judge and jury to remember their youthful love. The prisoner is freed
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Peg Moreland)
KEYWORDS: love judge trial reprieve freedom crime
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 828, "The Prisoner at the Bar" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #3543
Arkansas Woodchopper [pseud. for Luther Ossenbrink], "Prisoner at the Bar" (Gennett 7154/Supertone 9639, 1930)
Lulu Belle & Scotty, "The Prisoner At the Bar" (Conqueror 8594, 1935; Melotone 6-03-59, 1936; Vocalion 05487, 1940)
Peg Moreland, "The Prisoner at the Bar" (Victor 21548, 1928)
Doc Williams' Border Riders, "Prisoner at the Bar" (Wheeling DW-1016, n.d.)

cf. "Geordie" [Child 209] (plot)
NOTES [20 words]: Barry and Henry thought this might be a derivative of "Geordie" (Child 209). To call this a stretch is to be generous. - RBW
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File: R828

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