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Thread #36240   Message #1217806
Posted By: Mark Clark
01-Jul-04 - 03:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fannin Street (Leadbelly)
Subject: RE: Leadbelly's Fanin Street
I don't think Lead Belly's attraction to the big city life was limited to his rural youth. Remember that when Lomax found him he was in prison for murder, and he hadn't been framed or anything. He wore a high buttoned collar or bandana to hide a scar that ran from ear to ear where, in a fight, someone tried to cut his head off with a dull knife.

I know Martha settled him down a little but I suspect he stayed on the wild side most of his life.

      - Mark