Zolgotz (Michael Gray)

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  • (Posted 2012-11-14)  CPDL #27592:   
Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2012-11-13).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 11 pages, 246 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Scored for Boys' voices: Treble (unchanged), Cambiata (changing), Baritone, & Bass (the last two are mostly in unison).

General Information

Title: Zolgotz
Composer: Michael Gray

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularUnknown

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published:
Description: Original folkpoem was a song on the assassination of Wm. McKinley in 1901.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Zolgotz! Mean man!
He shot McKinley with a handkerchief over his hand
 In Buffalo.
Zolgotz, he done him wrong!
He shot McKinley while a he was walkin' along
 In Buffalo.

The pistol fired then McKinley fall!
The doctor says "McKinley, can't find the lead ball!"
You’re gonna die
 In Buffalo

Hear the train comin’ down the track.
Took him to Buffalo but couldn’t bring him back.
Forty-four boxes trimm’d in braid,
Sixteen wheel driver, boys, couldn’t make the grade!
Forty-four boxes trimm'd in lace,
Take him back to the baggage, boys, where we can't see his face!