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Thread #170618   Message #4126915
Posted By: Levana Taylor
21-Nov-21 - 06:28 PM
Thread Name: Any December Songs?
Subject: RE: Any December Songs?

Out of all the incidents in Harvey Logan's violent, roving, and criminal life, this ballad focuses on a barroom fight and shootout with the police that took place in Knoxville, Tenn. in December, 1901; the jailbreak which, in this account, sounds like it was immediately afterward, was actually in June, 1903.

Article by Lyle Lofgren
Digital Tradition
Recording by Walt Gibson of Hazard, Ky. (collected by A. Lomax in 1937)
Dock Boggs, 1964