My Crime Blues

DESCRIPTION: Singer is on trial for murder, soon to be sentenced, but pleads his innocence. He calls for his lover to come for his trial, so that when he is condemned she can wipe his tears away. The jury finds him guilty; the judge sentences him to the electric chair
AUTHOR: Almost certainly Ed Bell
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (recording, Ed Bell)
KEYWORDS: grief loneliness accusation crime execution homicide law punishment trial death lover judge
FOUND IN: US(SE)
RECORDINGS:
Barefoot Bill [Ed Bell] "My Crime Blues" (Columbia 14510-D, 1930; [1929]; on RoughWays1)
File: RcMyCrBl

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