Down In Old Franklin County
DESCRIPTION: "It was down in Franklin County, Where they never have the blues, Where the Captain kills the colonel, And the colonel kills the booze." Horses and women there are attractive, but it is a violent place. A daily walk can leave "buckshot in your pants."
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks)
KEYWORDS: violence home drink homicide
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks, p. 29, "Down in Old Franklin County" (1 short text)
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, p. 443, "Down in Old Franklin County" (1 short text)
NOTES [23 words]: I can't prove it from the extant fragments, but I suspect that this is about moonshine, with a moonshiner killing a revenue officer. - RBW
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