Every Mail Day

DESCRIPTION: "Every mail day (x2) I gets a letter... O Son, come home, Lord, Lord, Son come home." "I couldn't read it... to keep from crying... to save my soul"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (recording, Adie Corbin)
KEYWORDS: prison nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Warner 173, "Mail Day" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST Wa173 (Partial)
Roud #7490
Adie Corbin, "Every Mail Day" (AFS 178 B1, 1933)
(Elder) Sykes Jones, "Every Mail Day" (AFS 364 B, 1935)
J. B. Sutton, "Mail Day Blues" [excerp?t] (on USWarnerColl01)
Unidentified convict, Parchman Farm, Mississippi, "Every Mail Day" (AFS 1862 B, 1937)

cf. "Goin' Home" (some verses)
cf. "Help Me to Raise Them" (some verses)
File: Wa173

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