“Hicarmichael”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1963 (recording, Dillard Chandler)
Keywords: violence warning crime homicide law prison punishment death police Black(s)
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

The sheriff goes to arrest Hicarmichael on a Sunday; as the sheriff reads the warrant, Hicarmichael shoots him dead. Hicarmichael is arrested and taken to Knoxville. The singer warns listeners not to live a "wrecked" life

Long description

The sheriff goes to arrest Hicarmichael, a black man, on a Sunday; as the sheriff reads the warrant, however, Hicarmichael shoots him dead. Hicarmichael is eventually arrested and taken to Knoxville. The singer warns listeners not to live a "wrecked" life, nor to take life, for they cannot give it, and that money will not save them before God

Recordings

References

  1. Roud #6981
  2. BI, RcHicarm