DESCRIPTION: Fragment: "To one and all both great and small, the story I'll unfold/It makes me sad to think about the doom of Jesse Cole"
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: grief death
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SharpAp 195, "Jesse Cole" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
NOTES: The text reprinted in the "Description" field is all that Sharp printed. - PJS
It's probably just coincidence, but it occurs to me that the maiden name of Jesse James's mother was Zerelda Cole. Could this somehow be tied in with the Jesse James legend? It's a low probability, to be sure.... - RBW
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