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Thread #12371   Message #116288
Posted By: Dale Rose
21-Sep-99 - 09:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Crime of the D'Autremont Brothers
Subject: RE: D'Autremont Bros. Train Robbery song search
Guess What? The album turned up today. (Surprise, Surprise ~~ it was NOT where I expected to find it!) The notes for the song are: Hugh, Ray, and Roy D'Autremont robbed a Southern Pacific train at Oregon's Siskiyou Pass on October 11, 1923, murdering the engineer, fireman, brakeman, and mail clerk by shotgun and dynamite. This brutal event's ballad was composed after the Northwest loggers were imprisoned in 1927. Crime of the D'Autremont Brothers by the Johnson Brothers, like some other broadsides, is folk in style but with no life in tradition. Charles and Paul Johnson were from eastern Tennessee. Recorded 5/24/28, Camden, New Jersey (Notes by Archie Green)

SOURDOUGH, the song will be on its way to you as soon as I get it encoded. Sorry it took so long!