Zolgotz (Michael Gray)
- (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).
Composer: Michael Gray
Description: Original folkpoem was a song on the assassination of Wm. McKinley in 1901.
Original text and translations
Zolgotz! Mean man!
He shot McKinley with a handkerchief over his hand
Zolgotz, he done him wrong!
He shot McKinley while a he was walkin' along
The pistol fired then McKinley fall!
The doctor says "McKinley, can't find the lead ball!"
You’re gonna die
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!