Charles Guiteau, Sheet Music 01
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.
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Capital punishment--Songs and music
The Murder of James A, Garfield, Charles Gettau, Charles Guitar, James A, Garfield
W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University
Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967
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.
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.