People/Characters: Sam Bass

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American Ballads and Folk Songs by John A. Lomax
American Ballads and Songs by Louise Pound
American murder ballads and their stories by Olive Woolley Burt
The American Songbag by Carl Sandburg
Barroom Ballads by Frank Shay
Bawdy Ballads and Lusty Lyrics by John Henry Johnson
Catlow by Louis L'Amour
Cowboy and Western Songs by Austin E. Fife
Cowboy Poetry by Julie Saffel
Folk Song USA by John A. Lomax
He was singin' this song : a collection of forty-eight traditional songs of the American cowboy, with words, music, pictures, and stories by Jim Bob Tinsley
Native American balladry, a descriptive study and a bibliographical syllabus by G. Malcolm Laws
Old, old folk songs by Fred High
Outlaw Tales of Nebraska: True Stories of the Cornhusker State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats by T. D. Griffith
Ozark Folksongs: British Ballads and Songs, Vol. 1 (British Ballads & Songs) by Vance Randolph
Penguin Dictionary of American Folklore by Alan Axelrod
Sam Bass & Gang by Rick Miller
Singing cowboy; a book of western songs by Margaret Larkin
A Sketch of Sam Bass, the Bandit: A Graphic Narrative : His Various Train Robberies, His Death, and Accounts of the Death of His Gang and Their History by Charles L. Martin
Songs of the cowboys by N. Howard Thorp
Songs of the Great American West by Irwin Silber
A Treasury of Nebraska Pioneer Folklore by Roger L. Welsch
The Viking Book of Folk Ballads of the English-Speaking World by Albert B. Friedman

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Sam Bass (1851?-1878). Outlaw and train robber. Mortally wounded in a shootout with police on July 20, 1878, he died in custody two days later. He became the subject of a famous song, "Sam Bass," item E4 in Malcolm Law's catalog of Native American Ballads.

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