“Young Companions”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1910 (Lomax, Cowboy Songs)
Keywords: family homicide execution
Found in: US(So,SE,SW)

Description

The singer, born in Philadelphia, abandons his family to go to Chicago where he "sinned both might and day." At last he murders a girl and is condemned to die

Recordings

References

  1. Laws E15, "Young Companions"
  2. Randolph 161, "Taney County" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  3. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 153-155, "Taney County" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 161A)
  4. Hudson 109, pp. 248-249, "Youth's Companions" (1 text plus mention of 2 more)
  5. Larkin, pp. 109-111, "Young Companions" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Logsdon 33, pp. 186-189, "Bad Company" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. DT 625, YNGCMPN*
  8. Roud #786
  9. BI, LE15