Peggy Night wrote:
thanks goombay - yea that rabbit brown is mystical like blind willie - i totally agree with you on that one!
anyone notice how the Blind Willie Johnson "God Moves On the Water" sounds like Bob's "God Knows"
Bob has had a thing for the Titanic a lot for years - can't believe no one's noticed it before - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG7ceBkco6g
Thanks so much for posting that! I had that voice in my head the other day when the rumor first broke, and for the life of me I could not think of the song title or the artist! I am the original "Forgetful Heart"
here is another good one'
THE MYSTERY OF THE DUNBAR CHILD
Richard "Rabbit" Brown
(It was in the) month of August in the year of 1912
The kidnapping of the Dunbar's Child that was a mystery sad to tell.
It was down on Lake Swayze on a warm and sunny day.
Everyone was enjoying happiness at a pic-a-nic gave that day.
You know the two children they wandered off, Bobby and Conrad alone.
When the returning of the other child, he just said, "Oh, Bobby's gone."
Where did little Bobby go? Everyone liked to know.
And they all started searching Opelousas and along Lake Swayze's shore.
You know they searched and searched for miles around, almost the whole night long.
No one couldn't imagine where poor Bobby Dunbar's gone.
Well, they dragged the lake and they dynamite almost the whole next day
Until someone had suspicion that some kidnapper taken Bobby away.
A reward was then offered to see if Bobby could be found.
Everyone joined in the search, you know, in and out the town.
No one heard of anything, you know, about that missing child.
The father and mother of the Dunbar child it drove them almost wild.
For months and months they look and listen to hear something of their boy,
And at last they heard about Walter's child, that he called his pride and joy.
They were summoned to Hub, Mississippi—you know, that little country town—
And everyone shouted out with joy, so glad Bobby had been found.
You know that he was taken in custody, given to the Dunbar brave and bold.
But the Dunbars' ... tale to tell: "That's my child that Walter stole."
Oh, Walter was taken to prison and he was placed in and Opelousas jail,
And he was charged for kidnapping (without any put up) bail.
He says "I'm an innocent man, and believe a wretch like me.
If I could see the Governor face to face, I am sure he would set me free.
Julia Anderson has proved his mother and I pray she's not dead.
You can picture their resemblance from his feet up to his head."
Oh, the jurymen found him guilty and the clerk wrote it down.
The judge he passed the sentence. Penitentiary he was bound.
He was brought for safe keeping to dear old New Orleans.
There he appealed for a new trial for the Court of Supreme.
He said, "I know God wouldn't have me punished for a crime that I didn't do.
I hope and trust each and everyone someday find out that I'm true.
Prosperity for New Orleans and also justice in the land
Oh, I am glad to tell you that Walter is now a free man.