“The Tennessee Killer”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1942 (Randolph)
Keywords: homicide punishment execution warning
Found in: US(So)


"Oh I've killed men in Georgia And men in Alabam', But kill a man in Arkansas And God your soul will damn!" The singer admits to widespread murders, but was taken in Little Rock. Now he will hang. He warns others against guns


This song is item dE41 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW


  1. Randolph 175, "The Tennessee Killer" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4101
  3. BI, R175