General InformationEdit

Performer: Frank Hutchison
Instrumentation: Guitar, Harmonica
Date of recording: 1927
Record label: Okeh
Serial #:45106 (W80-359A)


(As summarized by Harry Smith, The Anthology Of American Folk Music) "THEFT OF STETSON HAT CAUSES DEADLY DISPUTE. VICTIM IDENTIFIES SELF AS FAMILY MAN" (5).

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This Ballad is a rendition of Stackolee. This rendition is fits "Version A" the best. The lines "Stackalee said to the jailer,\"Jailer I can't sleep\'round my bedside,\Billy Lyons begins to creep" are also found in some variations of Delia.

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