“Cooper Milton”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Burt)
Keywords: homicide infidelity husband wife children
Found in: US

Description

"It was on one Thursday morning, a while before noon, When John came in from work and said, 'You've met your doom.'" John kills his wife Flossie and her lover Cooper Milton. John is sentenced to 99 years in Nashville

Notes

This seems almost an anthology of killing songs, e.g. it refers to "Jesse James" in the line "Flossie leaves eight children to mourn for her life." But Burt seems to think it's historical, though she cites no background facts. - RBW

Cross references

References

  1. Burt, p. 44, "(Cooper Milton)" (1 text)
  2. BI, Burt044