Killin' in the Gap, The (Stevie Allen)

DESCRIPTION: "It was on a Sunday night and the moon was shining bright, Stevie Allen held his baby in his lap." The child is sick (?); Allen says he will ride to the doctor despite his enemies. The baby dies; Allen's horse returns riderless
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: children death feud horse disease
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-Makin', pp. 21-22, "The Killin' in the Gap" (1 text)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. " Bonnie George Campbell" [Child 210] (theme)
NOTES: Thomas indicates no tune for this, but it looks like "The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane." - RBW
File: ThBa021

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