“Baldy Green”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Burt)
Keywords: robbery gold horse homicide
Found in: US

Description

"Come listen to my ditty... 'Tis about one Baldy Green... He was a way up six horse driver On Ben Holiday's stage line." Green is halted by robbers, but rather than yielding the gold, he restarts the team. Green is shot; the money is saved

Notes

Burt claims this incident actually happened, but can offer no supporting evidence, nor even cite the location of the failed robbery. - RBW

References

  1. Burt, pp. 209-210, "(Baldy Green)" (1 text)
  2. BI, Burt209