“Blockader Mama”


The little girl begs mother not to visit the still; the sheriff is watching. Mother says she must; they need money and father never works. Mother goes to the still and is shot; the child laments when the body is returned


This song has, I gather, had some small success in commercial country circles. Whether this success predates the North Carolina collection I do not know. - RBW

Cross references


  1. BrownII 314, "Blockader Mama" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6633
  3. BI, BrII314


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1948 (Brown)
Found in: US(NE)