“South Carolina State”


The singer enlists for gold to fight "in the northern wars." He deserts, is caught, jailed "in South Carolina State," and sentenced to be hung. He asks that the news be sent to his father, mother, and friends, and that he be buried next to his sister


Lehr/Best: "According to [the singer] this song is about a Newfoundlander who went to fight in the war for American independence." - BS


  1. Lehr/Best 100, "South Carolina State" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe100


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1976 (Lehr/Best)
Found in: Canada(Newf)