Fitch-Austin Feud, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, come and listen to my story Concerning that fierce, bloody fight Between the Fitch and Austin families." The Austins set out, armed, to repair a telephone pole; the Fitches, unarmed, resist. Several are killed. The singer warns against feuding.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: feud death technology
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-Makin', pp. 23-24, (no title) (1 text)
NOTES: It seems most unlikely that this piece had any circulation in tradition; it's not good poetry, and quite confusing (at least if you don't know the participants). But with no source indicated, here it files. - RBW
File: ThBa023

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