What Was Your Name in the States?

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, what was your name in the States? Was it Thompson, or Johnson, or Bates? Did you murder your wife and fly for your life? Say, what was your name in the States?"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: migrant travel crime
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Sandburg, p. 106, "What Was Your Name in the States?" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Botkin-AmFolklr, p. 861, "What Was Your name in the States?" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, NAMESTAT

Roud #4754
RECORDINGS:
Logan English, "What Was Your Name in the States?" (on LEnglish02)
File: San106

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