“The Fugitive's Lament”


Singer longs for home, sweetheart, family. He is a fugitive because he committed a murder. Distinguished by the chorus: "I'm riding along out on the lone prairie/The rangers are searching for me/I'm riding away from my home in Texas/A fugitive ever to be"

Cross references


  • Delmore Brothers, "The Fugitive's Lament" (on Montgomery Ward 4752, c. 1935; on WhenIWas2)


Author: unknown
Earliest date: c. 1935 (recording, Delmore Bros.)
Found in: US