“The Fitch-Austin Feud”


"Oh, come and listen to my story Concerning that fierce, bloody fight Between the Fitch and Austin families." The Austins set out, armed, to repair a telephone pole; the Fitches, unarmed, resist. Several are killed. The singer warns against feuding.


It seems most unlikely that this piece had any circulation in tradition; it's not good poetry, and quite confusing (at least if you don't know the participants). But with no source indicated, here it files. - RBW


  1. Thomas-Makin', pp. 23-24, (no title) (1 text)
  2. BI, ThBa023


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Keywords: feud death technology
Found in: US(Ap)