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happy? – Dec 30 (Otto Wood, bandit)

Abby Sale 30 Dec 05 - 08:29 AM
Abby Sale 08 Jan 11 - 11:09 AM
open mike 09 Jan 11 - 03:40 AM
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Subject: happy? – Dec 30 (Otto Wood, bandit)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 08:29 AM

"Otto Wood, the Bandit" was shot by police on 12/30/1930.

        Otto, why didn't you run?
        Otto, done dead and gone
        Otto, why didn't you run
        When the sheriff pulled out that '44 gun?

                Doc Watson, Doc Watson & Son, Vanguard/fontana; 1965

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Subject: RE: happy? – Dec 30 (Otto Wood, bandit)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:09 AM

Shock & horror!
An error!

Wood was shot dead on December 31st 1930.

Most humble apologies, please forgive.

The eminent, Ralph Rinzler gave the 30th on his liner notes for "Doc Watson & Son" (1965). A rare divergence from better word later on.

See, eg, the Salisbury Post

I have not personally seen the death certificate or period newspaper report.

Abby
(Woe!)


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Subject: RE: happy? – Dec 30 (Otto Wood, bandit)
From: open mike
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 03:40 AM

the song Otto Wood is also done by Harvey Reid from Maine.
http://www.woodpecker.com/harveyreid.html
In fact, he named his son Otto. (possibly after Otto Wood)


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