Dwewy-Berry Song, The
DESCRIPTION: "Way out on the plains of Kansas, Where the winds blow hot and dry" is the building "Where the Berry boys were shot." Dewey was the murderer of the two men and their father. There should be justice; "Is this the glorious country Our fathers died to save?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (Sackett/Koch-KansasFolklore)
KEYWORDS: homicide home escape
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Sackett/Koch-KansasFolklore, pp. 144-145, "The Dewey-Berry Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [25 words]: The notes in Sackett/Koch-KansasFolklore say that Dewey, although many thought him guilty of murdering the three Berrys, was acquitted at trial. - RBW
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