Collected by Irene Carlisle
Transcribed by Mary C. Parler
March 20, 1951
Reel 106, Item 7
He Wanted to Be in Arkansas
"I'll sing what I know of it; but the rest of it I'll just have to
I'll skip out and hear them shout, and be in Arkansas;
I rode down to Harrison in a couple of days or so;
I turned my eyes westward; Eureky I did go;
The crowd they follered me on to Eureky and told me to hush my jaw;
Or I should lie in the Berryville jail, Carroll County, Arkansas.
They captured me on King's River; I might have killed the crowd,
If it hadn't a-been for the shacklin' chains that rang so clear and loud
Now they'll take me back to old Berryville, go through a course of law;
Then I'll take a ride by the marshal's side to Little Rock, Arkansas.
"NOW that'S all I know of it."
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