“The Convict's Return”

Author: Leonard Nelson
Earliest date: 1931 (recording, Jack Mahoney)
Keywords: trial punishment reprieve freedom
Found in: Australia US


"It's just ten long years ago they dragged me from my wife...." Convicted of murder, the prisoner plans an escape, only to find his family and his strength gone. He is reprieved when his innocence is established; he happily goes home



  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 68-69, "The Convict's Return" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA068