The J.B. Marcum Song

Title

The J.B. Marcum Song

Digital Object

Performer

Unidentified

Date Recorded

1937-10-01

AFS Number

1452A

AFC Collection

AFC 1937/001

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

Attributed to Fanny Begley, but the singer is a man. Lomax addresses him as something like "Mr. Roberts." Sung to the tune of "Jesse James." The action takes place in Breathitt County
singer recalls hearing it in Clay Co.

Genre

ballad

Instrumentation

vocal

Setting

Lower Hell for Certain School

State

Kentucky

County

Leslie

Town

Dryhill
Hell for Certain

Tags

Citation

“The J.B. Marcum Song,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed January 17, 2022, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/683.

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