Pafra & Scott Catledge
scplc at GS.VERIO.NET
Fri Jun 4 02:27:54 UTC 1999
Parchman Farm is the state prison in MS. The probable song goes
"Sittin' over heah in Parchman Farm--Ain't nebber done no man no harm"
(repeat 2 more)
All I did was kill my wife--Ain't nebber done no man no harm.
----- Original Message -----
From: Johanna N Franklin <johannaf+ at ANDREW.CMU.EDU>
To: <ADS-L at UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 1999 8:27 PM
Subject: Parchment farm?
> Last night I heard the term "parchment farm" for the first time. It
> was quoted from an old blues song from the 1950s or so, referring to a
> chain gang in Louisiana. Does anyone know where this term came from?
> Was there a Parchment, Louisiana near the prison? Any help would be
> greatly appreciated.
> Johanna Franklin
> "If a mathematician wrote a fantasy novel, would the page numbers be
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