Tag Archives: punishment

Calvary (On a Hill Lone and Gray)

TITLE: Calvary (On a Hill Lone and Grey) AUTHOR: Words: Beverly F. Carradine, Music: Unknown, possibly Dock Boggs CATEGORY: Public Domain, Author Known KEYWORDS: grief, punishment, resurrection, death, dying, Bible, religious, Jesus EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: © 1895, R. M. McIntosh Co., Charles M. Alexander, Owner. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: It would appear that this song generally follows read more »

Worried Man Blues

TITLE: Worried Man Blues AUTHOR: unknown, although copyrighted by AP Carter CATEGORY: Traditional, Debated KEYWORDS: work, prison, train, abandonment, punishment EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1929 (recording, Carter Family) It was great to hear Pete Seeger sing “Worried Man Blues” just months before his death. It will be a performance I won’t soon forget. (sgg) “Worried Man Blues,” read more »

Whiskey in the Jar

TITLE: Whiskey in the Jar AUTHOR: Unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: robbery, prison, love, trial, punishment, escape, outlaw EARLIEST DATE: 1855 (broadside, Murray Mu23-y1:137) “Throughout history outlaw heroes have served to provide oppressed people with dignity during their subjugation. Swashbuckling, romantic figures, they represented traditional justice as opposed to the self-interest and inequity of the state. Set in 17th Century read more »

In Good Old Colony Days

TITLE: In Good Old Colony Days AUTHOR: unknown EARLIEST DATE: 1804 (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads fol. 84) CATEGORY: Public Domain. Traditional KEYWORDS: robbery, punishment, death, In Old Colony Times, also known as Good Old Colony Days, When We Were Under the King and Jolly Rogues of Linn, originated in the early 1800s. It was popular throughout the nineteenth century.” This information is read more »