Note: Alan Lomax sings this as an example of an outlaw song from Massachusetts. It is a traditional Irish song, in which the protagonist robs a certain Captain Farrell, but his girl friend betrays him and he is imprisoned.
About the session: A lecture and performance given by Alan Lomax in Texas City, Texas, on April 19, 1969. Lomax illustrates the development of American folk music through New England hymns to Black spirituals and bad-man ballads. The recording was given to Lomax by Robert P. Shinn.
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