Jimmy Burse

DESCRIPTION: "I saw the undertakers leavin' With a casket in the hearse... The remains of Jimmy Burse." Burse goes out to transport a convict in his car, but is shot by the prisoner York. Burse is buried; the singer hopes he will find justice
AUTHOR: unknown (but very possibly by someone in the Vass family)
EARLIEST DATE: 1957 (collected by Shellans from Ruby Vass, who had a manuscript dated 1937)
KEYWORDS: prison homicide escape technology burial
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1932 - Murder of taxi driver Jim Burrus. Shellans prints a newspaper chronology of the saga.
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shellans, pp. 70-71, "Jimmy Burse" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7323
File: Sel070

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