Here’s the song The Boss killed a man for singing:
This is a parody of In the Sweet By and By sung by Cisco Houston and written in 1911 by Joe Hill, a Wobbly who was killed by the State of Utah for a crime he didn’t commit. Given Twain’s irreligiosity and his hatred of economic inequality, he probably would’ve liked Hill’s song.
Great cast. William Sanderson as a Butcher Holler moonshiner, Levon Helms as Daddy. Beverly D’Angelo kills as Patsy Cline, plus Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.
“Some people go to church just to signify/ Tryin’ to make a date with the neighbor’s wife/ Brother let me tell you just as sure as you’re born/ You better leave that woman alone.”
Video’s out of synch but this is a great song:
Big voice for such a skinny dude.