“Luke and Mullen”


Sam Mullen goes looking for Luke; Luke says he doesn't want trouble, but Mullen picks a fight until Luke shoots him. Cho: "Wake up, Sam Mullen, put on your shoes/Get ready to catch ol' Luke before he leave this town/For Luke done laid Mullen body down"


That the song continues in tradition is doubtful, but Horace Sprott said he learned it from a fellow packinghouse worker, so it was part of oral tradition at one time. - PJS


  • Horace Sprott, "Luke and Mullen" (on MuSouth02)


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1954 (recording, Horace Sprott)
Found in: US(SE)