The lyrics are a re-working of the song “Betty and Dupree,” which has had many incarnations in American folk tradition. It’s based on a true story:
"The biography of the man and his crimes may be summarized as follows: Frank Dupree grew up in Abbeville, South Carolina. He came on the scene in December 1921 in Atlanta, Georgia, where he had a gal Betty. In trying to appropriate a diamond for her in a jewelry store he shot a policeman down. Fleeing to Memphis and later to Chicago, where he was cornered, he killed a policeman and wounded several more. He was caught while getting his mail and sent to Atlanta for trial. He was executed for murder on September 1, 1922." (Roberts: In the Pine.)
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Was going to post the link to our Artist Spotlight for Nameless, but the link is broken! This is Iris posting, and she doesn’t know how to fix it. I will have to tell Mac to fix it when he gets home.