“The Killin' in the Gap (Stevie Allen)”


"It was on a Sunday night and the moon was shining bright, Stevie Allen held his baby in his lap." The child is sick (?); Allen says he will ride to the doctor despite his enemies. The baby dies; Allen's horse returns riderless


Thomas indicates no tune for this, but it looks like "The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane." - RBW

Cross references

  • cf. " Bonnie George Campbell" [Child 210] (theme)


  1. Thomas-Makin', pp. 21-22, "The Killin' in the Gap" (1 text)
  2. BI, ThBa021


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Found in: US(Ap)