ALICE MITCHELL AND FREDDY WARD
You-all have heard of Freddy Ward,
Who lived many miles from town.
While walking down the stone pavement,
Alice Mitchell cut her down.
She says she killed her because she loved her,
But love was not the thing,
For Alice and Freddy both loved the same man,
And she taken her life for him.
They put her on an eastbound train,
With arms strong tightly bound down.
And every town that she would pass through,
You could hear those people say:
"There goes that Alice Mitchell,
With arms strong tightly bound down,
For the crime she did in Memphis,
She's bound for Bolivar now.
"And they won't do anything to her--
She has two of the best lawyers in town--
But if they served Alice Mitchell right,
They would simply cut her down."
Sung by: Mrs. Grace Hastings
Recorded in Memphis, TN 8/19/60
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