Coll. by Max Hunter Dubbed by M.C. Parler
Mrs. Pearl Brewer Pocahontas, Ark. May 27, 1959
Reel 345, Item 1
The Taylor Boys
Way back in my old country there lived a family poor,
A wife and a husband, two children round the door,
They were sending him to prison for the stealing he had done,
I know just how it happened, for I'm their only son.
It was snowing very hard, I will never forget that day,
When someone whispered softly they (that he ?) could run away, My mother said, They'll kill us; Father he said, No.
We bundled up our budget, starting off to go,
We traveled very nice till we came to the Taylor's farm,
And there the murder was ended, they didn't give alarm.
I saw them kill poor Papa, poor Mama and Sister too,
They said they were going to kill me, and that was all I knew,
They hauled them to the straw-yard and buried them side by side,
And there the sheriff was waiting, and God was by his side.
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