Murderer's Home Blues
DESCRIPTION: The singer is in jail, imagines finding a jailer with a key, and hopes to be a free man some day. "Sent me to the chain gang, back to the murderers' home, I'd a been in better shape if I'd left that reckless woman alone."
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (USWMcTell01)
KEYWORDS: captivity courting prison nonballad judge
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Blind Willie McTell, "Murderer's Home Blues" (on USWMcTell01)
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