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Show 65 - Snitcher's Blues

Show 65 - Snitcher's Blues

If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element A few years back, the Stop Snitching movement received a lot of attention in the media with high profile rappers and athletes using songs and films to urge people not to cooperate with police investigating crimes. Of course, disdain for snitchers was nothing new and there have always songs about the problems with snitchers. Let’s start with one from 1928 that gives some history going back to 1894. It’s the Memphis Jug Band’s Snitchin' Gambler Blues:People in this town, Lord, they ain't no friend to youOh, they'll do you a favor, go around and tell lies on poor youIf I only had me a brick house of my ownI wouldn't allow snitching and gambling people around my homeI hate a snitcher, worse than the good Lord hates the sinIf they ever give me any trouble, soon be on my way to the penIf I only had me a shelter of my ownI wouldn't allow snitching and gambling people around my homeNow it's eighteen hund

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