Charles Guiteau, Sheet Music 01
 


Citation

“Charles Guiteau, Sheet Music 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 26, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31423.


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Title

Charles Guiteau, Sheet Music 01

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Ballads--United States
Guiteau, Charles Julius, 1841-1882--Songs and music
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881--Assassination--Songs and music
Presidents--Assassination--United States--Songs and music
Capital punishment--Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Murder of James A, Garfield, Charles Gettau, Charles Guitar, James A, Garfield

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF
Notated music

Language

English

Transcription

Charles Giteau.

I went to James A. Garfield, he took me to be his friend. I shot a bullet
in him which caused his fatal end. 'Twas at the big depot I
thought I'd make my 'scape, but providence bein 'gainst me I found I was too late.

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My name is Charles Giteau, My name I'll never deny, 'though I
leave my ancient parents in sorrow for to die, But
little did they think I, while in my youthful bloom, would be
taken to the scaffold to meet my fatal doom.

Associated Date

1881

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Native American Ballads -- 249 Randolph, 134 Laws, E 11 Combs, 58

File name

113_CharlesGuiteau_Sheet_01

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