Information On This SongEdit
This ballad is based upon the assassination of president James A. Garfield by Charles Giteau (person) on July 2, 1881. This song may be based on a similar ballad entitled: My Name Is John T. Williams. This song is also believed to have been composed by Giteau himself while he was in jail. He would often sing it to visitors.
Albums Featuring This SongEdit
- The Anthology Of American Folk Music
- Worried Blues (album)
- Kelly Harrell Vol. 2 (1926-1929)
- Songs & Ballads of American History and of the Assassinations of Presidents
- Old-Time Mountain Ballads