“The Cabin Creek Flood”

Author: James W. Day ("Jilson Setters")?
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Keywords: flood disaster death
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

"A sad and mournful history Of which I now will speak Concerning that awful storm That flooded Cabin Creek." Five hours of rain washes away the miners' homes. The government and neighboring towns send relief

Notes

Although certainly based on a historical incident, the few details in the song and in Thomas's account do not let me locate it in historical records. - RBW

References

  1. Thomas-Makin', pp. 106-107, (no title) (1 text)
  2. BI, ThBa106