Collected by Mary C. Parler Mrs. Anna M. Pearcy
Greenwood, Ark. October 18, 1958
Reel 313, Item 7
'Twas down at the railroad station The seventh night of June I murdered James A. Garfield Which caused my fatal doom.
My name is Charlie Quiteau My name I'll never deny.
I'll leave my aged parents And sorrow for to die.
Oh little did I think That I while in my youthful bloom Would be taken to the scaffold To meet my fatal doom.
'Twas down at the railroad station I thought I'd make my escape But providence against me Alas it was too late They taken me to prison In iron they bound me down On the 30th day of June I shall meet my fatal doom.
My sister came to see me
While in the prison cell
She threw her arms around me
And wept most bitterly
Saying, O, my beloved Brother
Tomorrow you must die
For the murder of James A. Garfield
Upon the scaffold high.
The Judge he read the sentence
And the clerk he wrote it down On the thirtieth day of June I shall meet my fatal doom.
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