|painting by Jon Langford
After all he shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.
There are plenty of songs about these subjects to choose from.Indeed Jon Langford's Pine Valley Cosmonauts have released three volumes of The Executioner's Last Songs which have featured here before and will no doubt feature again.
The Uncut compilation focuses mainly on Country and Blues numbers so in addition to Johnny I am throwing in Mississippi John Hurt and Charlie Louvin for good measure.
More random nonsense next Saturday
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie
Charlie Louvin - The Little Grave in Georgia