Luke and Mullen

DESCRIPTION: Sam Mullen goes looking for Luke; Luke says he doesn't want trouble, but Mullen picks a fight until Luke shoots him. Cho: "Wake up, Sam Mullen, put on your shoes/Get ready to catch ol' Luke before he leave this town/For Luke done laid Mullen body down"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1954 (recording, Horace Sprott)
KEYWORDS: fight violence homicide death
FOUND IN: US(SE)
RECORDINGS:
Horace Sprott, "Luke and Mullen" (on MuSouth02, ClassAfrAm)
NOTES: That the song continues in tradition is doubtful, but Horace Sprott said he learned it from a fellow packinghouse worker, so it was part of oral tradition at one time. - PJS
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File: RcLukMul

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