The earliest written record of the song dates from Last night I was a-makin' my rounds, Met my old woman an' I blowed her down, I went on home to go to bed, Put my old cannon right under my head. Jury says murder in the first degree, I says oh Lord, have mercy on me! Old Judge White picks up his pen, Says you'll never kill no woman ag'in.
Some versions refer to the Sheriff of Thomasville, North Carolina apprehending the murderer "down in" Jericho, South Carolina  a large rice plantation in the lowlands. In the first sound recording the recording by Clarence Ashley , Little Sadie may have been a prostitute:.
Once registered you will be able to store your address details for easier checkout. Penitentiary Blues. In the early forties, Charlie Monroe—whose brother Bill would later become the Father of Bluegrass —added Ashley to his act as a black-faced comedian. One way to deal with the discomfort we experience when confronted with the Shadow in a murder ballad is to render it farcical. Meta Added by Bastien.
I woke next morning 'bout half past nine, The buggies and the hacks all swarmed? The most common version in country and rock is attributed to T.
Nichol's Western Aces. The Bob Dylan versions are taken from either of Clarence Ashley's recordings.
Some researchers have suggested that "Little Sadie" may have been an influence on the s song " Hey Joe ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Little Sadie Went out last night to take a little round Met little Sadie and I blowed her down Went back home, got into bed. I begin to think about the deed I done Grabbed my hat and away I run Made a good run but a little too show They overtook me in Jericho I was standing o the corner reading the bill Up stepped the sherif Mr. They took me downtown and they dressed me in black Put me on the train and carried me back Crammed me down in the Thomasville jail, Had no money for to go my bail The judge and the jury they took their stand The judge had the papers in his right hand Forty four days, forty four nights, Forty four years to wear the ball and stripes.
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