Hangman Jury

Album: Permanent Vacation (1987)

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, a man's wife gets mad at him because he's not making enough money, so she decides to either cheat on him or prostitute herself. His response is to kill her, which he feels that she deserves, but results in a death sentence by the hangman jury. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • This is based an old Blues song called "Linin' Track" by Leadbelly. It contains some of the same verses. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Daniel - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Comments: 3

  • Kat from Rowlett, TxCool song!(:
  • Dane from Lima,ohio, Fl"Drank so much hooch it made my eyes be gettin' blurry...they say I nailed her to the wall..."Great stuff.By far,this is (was ) the peak of their reunion material.I love the rocking chair creaking & the crickets chirping.It's pretty bluesy.One of my fave Smith songs.
  • Daniel from São Paulo, BrazilThis song was inspired by an old song called "Linin'Track" by a bluesman called LeadBelly, and it also contains some of the same verses... listen and take your own conclusions !!
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