“Bring Him Back Dead or Alive”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959
Keywords: homicide brother police crime punishment
Found in: US(So)

Description

"Gannon killed a man in Texas in the year of forty-five, Bring him back dead or alive!" The sheriff follows. Gannon kills the sheriff, then realizes it is his brother he has killed. He gives up: "If you will hang me quick I'll escape my brother's voice!"

References

  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 91, "Bring Him Back Dead or Alive" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #11205
  3. BI, FCW091