“Harrison Town”


The singer (warns against bad company which led him to break the law). He now has been captured and faces prison. He hopes that his horse, which served him so well, will be well cared for. (He promises to live a reformed life with his girl when released)


This song is item dE34 in Laws's Appendix II. Randolph's second text shows some signs of influence from "The Boston Burglar" or something similar, but these may be later additions; the first text shows none. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 162, "Harrison Town" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 155-156, "Harrison Town" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 162A)
  3. Roud #4095
  4. BI, R162


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1941 (Randolph)
Found in: US(So)