DESCRIPTION: "It was one beautiful night in May, Sweet Bessie was singing in glee, She did not know it was in Reuben's heart To take her sweet life away." "O, Bessie, my darling, come home; Bid Reuben alone adieu. His hands are stained with your own blood."
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Smith-SouthCarolinaBallads)
KEYWORDS: love homicide music
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Smith-SouthCarolinaBallads, p. 28, "Bessie Combs" (1 excerpt)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2021 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.