There Goes a Man Just Gone Along
DESCRIPTION: A man is taken to prison. The prisoners laugh and stare. The next day the turnkeys put his irons on. "Now Salisbury assizes is drawing near, Oh come, my lads, begin to cheer (x2) And wipe away all weeping tears"
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Reeves-Circle)
KEYWORDS: prison trial
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Reeves-Circle 130, "There Goes a Man Just Gone Along" (1 text)
NOTES: Sam Richards and Tish Stubbs, The English Folksinger (Glasgow,1979), pp. 210-211, 221, "There Goes a Man," adds two verses: the Salisbury Assizes are over and the singer has been condemned to the gallows. The source -- George Blake, 1906, collected by Gardiner -- is the same singer cited for Reeves-Circle, "previously published under the title 'Gaol Song' in The Foggy Dew (ed. F. Purslow), EFDS Publications Ltd, London, 1974." Did Gardiner collect two versions from George Blake in 1906 or did someone else add the verses? - BS
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