“The Song of the Robbers”


"You've heard this story often, you've heard it o'er and o'er...." "A tip had come to Morrison... That they would have a visit from the native bad G. Raines." The robber gang, though captured, kills Dr. Clark. They are sentenced to long prison terms


Yes, the song calls the robber "G. Raines." An initial and a surname. Consistently. Not "Raines," and not a full name. That's typical of the horrid "poetry" of the piece. - RBW


  1. Burt, pp. 207-208, (no title) (1 text)
  2. BI, Burt207


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