Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Andrew the Ukelectic || Sam Hall

"Sam Hall" is an old English folk song about a bitterly unrepentant criminal condemned to death.Prior to the mid 19th century it was called "Jack Hall", after an infamous English thief, who was hanged in 1707 at Tyburn. Jack Hall's parents sold him as a climbing boy for one guinea, which is why most versions of the song identify Sam or Jack Hall as a chimney sweep.

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