“J. B. Marcum (A Kentucky Feud Song)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1967
Keywords: homicide trial prison feud
Found in: US(Ap,So,SE)


Curt Jett shoots J. B. Markham dead in the courthouse. Judge Jim Harkis allegedly tries to prevent a conviction by fixing the jury; this fails when the case is transferred to another county. Jett and accomplice Thomas White end up in prison

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  1. Laws E19, "J. B. Marcum (A Kentucky Feud Song)"
  2. Combs/Wilgus 60, pp. 159-160, "J. B. Marcum" (1 text)
  3. Burt, pp. 249-251, (no title) (1 text)
  4. DT 773, JBMARCUM
  5. Roud #692
  6. BI, LE19