Fugitive's Lament, The
DESCRIPTION: Singer longs for home, sweetheart, family. He is a fugitive because he committed a murder. Distinguished by the chorus: "I'm riding along out on the lone prairie/The rangers are searching for me/I'm riding away from my home in Texas/A fugitive ever to be"
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1935 (recording, Delmore Bros.)
KEYWORDS: homesickness loneliness violence rambling separation travel crime homicide manhunt death police cowboy
FOUND IN: US
Delmore Brothers, "The Fugitive's Lament" (on Montgomery Ward 4752, c. 1935; on WhenIWas2)
cf. "The Wandering Cowboy (I)" [Laws B7] (plot)
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