1913 Massacre

Arlo Guthrie


album: Track 5 in album Hobo's Lullaby
release date: 1972
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk/Ballad
length: 4:20

Album Information

label: Reprise Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Arlo Guthrie Hobo's Lullaby cover art


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Take a trip with me in nineteen thirteen
I'll take you to a place called Italian Hall

Singing and dancing is heard everywhere
And watch the kids dance 'round the big Christmas tree.
There's talking and laughing and songs in the air
Before you know it you're friends with us all

They'll tell you they make less than a dollar a day
So it's fun to spend Christmas with children and wives.
A little girl sits down by the Christmas tree lights
To hear all this fun; you would not realize

One of them yelled and he screamed, "There's a fire"
Keep on with your party, there's no such a thing."
A few people rushed and there's only a few
A man grabbed his daughter and he carried her down

But most everybody remained on the floor
And the children were smothered on the stairs by the door.
Such a terrible sight I never did see


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Anytime
  • 2 The City of New Orleans
  • 3 Lightning Bar Blues
  • 4 Shackels and Chains
  • 5 1913 Massacre
  • 6 Somebody Turned on the Light
  • 7 Ukulele Lady
  • 8 When the Ship Comes In
  • 9 Mapleview (20%) Rag
  • 10 Days Are Short
  • 11 Hobo's Lullaby