The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95720   Message #1864634
Posted By: 12-stringer
20-Oct-06 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: The Prison Fire
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Prison Fire
Sketch of the incident is given here:
but not the text of the song.

The fire took place on 21 April 1930. Just 4 days later Robison was making the rounds of the NY recording studios with a song about it. The loss of life was extreme, and Robison's song is very empathetic with the inmates.