“The Old Prospector's Crime”


"Gather round me, people, While I speak this last one word, I am on the gallows And I'll ne'er again be heard." The singer and Hard Rock Jim are miners; the singer finds a claim, tricks Hard Rock Jim into a fight with a bear, kills him, and is executed


  1. Burt, pp. 90-91, "(The Old Prospector's Crime)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Burt090


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Burt)
Found in: US(Ro)