Eleven More Months and Ten More Day

DESCRIPTION: Singer is in jail; he went on a spree after seeming to find his wife unfaithful. In jail he plays baseball, meets a man who is to be hung, and has other mildly humorous adventures
AUTHOR: Arthur Fields & Fred Hall
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (recordings, Vernon Dalhart & Lem Greene)
KEYWORDS: captivity jealousy infidelity accusation execution prison sports humorous prisoner
FOUND IN: US Britain(England(South))
Roud #13327
RECORDINGS:
Jim Baird [pseud. for Bill Elliott] "Eleven More Months and Ten More Days" (Victor 23658, 1932; Montgomery Ward M-4328, 1933)
Billy Cotton & his band, "Eleven More Months and Ten More Days" (Harmony 1416-H/Velvet Tone 2522-V, 1932)
Vernon Dalhart, "Eleven More Months and Ten More Days" (Columbia 15512-D [as Al Craver]/Harmony 1095-H [as Mack Allen]/Velvet Tone 2095-V [pseudonym unknown], 1930)
Lem Greene [possibly a pseud. for Vernon Dalhart] "Eleven More Months and Ten More Days" (OKeh 45418, 1930)
Lone Star Ranger [pseud. for John I. White] "Eleven More Months and Ten More Days" (Banner 0649/Conqueror 7509/Jewel 5904/Romeo 1268, 1930; Conqueror 7727, 1931; Broadway 8150/Challenge 877/Perfect 12598, n.d.)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Four Nights Drunk" [Child 274] (lyrics)
SAME TUNE:
Jim Baird [pseud. for Bill Elliott] "Eleven More Months and Ten More Days, pt. 2" (Victor 23670, 1932)
Billy Cotton & his band "Eleven More Months and Ten More Days, pt. 2" (Harmony 1416-H/Velvet Tone 2522-V, 1932)
Frank Dudgeon, "Eleven More Months and Ten More Days #2" (Champion 16580, 1933)
NOTES: This essentially non-traditional song is included here for one reason only: the verse describing the prisoner's wife's possible infidelity is straight out of "Four Nights Drunk." Folk process in action. - PJS
There have in fact been a couple of seemingly-traditional collections, far from the song's source, so I think it's become "folk" in a small way -- not unusual for a Dalhart song. It appears the song was first published in 1930, shortly before the first recordings, but I haven't seen a copy of the actual sheet music. - RBW
File: RcEMMTMD

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