Portland County Jail

DESCRIPTION: "I'm a stranger to your city, My name is Paddy Flynn. I got drunk the other night; The coppers pulled me in. Had no one to... go my bail. They locked me up for ninety days In the Portland County Jail." The song describes the hard cases in prison
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: prison hardtimes
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Sandburg, pp. 214-215, "Portland County Jail" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 641, "Portland County Jail" (1 text)
Silber-FSWB, p. 69, "Portland County Jail" (1 text)

Roud #9858
Art Thieme, "Portland County Jail" (on Thieme04)
File: San214

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