Po' Boy (I)

DESCRIPTION: "My mammy's in the cold cold ground, My daddy went away... now I've gone astray. I sit here in the prison, I do the best I can, But I get to thinkin' of the woman I love; She ran away with another man." The singer tried to rob a mail train, but was caught
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: prison crime robbery punishment separation
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Sandburg, pp. 30-32, "Po' Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: San030

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