Oh Look Misery
DESCRIPTION: Singer says, Johnny "wear my clothes ... eat my food ... smoke my pipe ... take my wife." "Johnny was hiding under my bed." Singer shoots Johnny. "The people are sorry to see The grave for Johnny and the gallows for me."
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Blind Blake Higgs: see WIHIGGS01)
KEYWORDS: adultery infidelity marriage crime execution homicide friend husband wife clothes
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
Blind Blake Higgs, "Oh Look Misery" (on WIHIGGS01)
NOTES: The Higgs title is "Oh Look Misery" but it sounds to me like "Oh Love Misery." - BS
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