In the song, the unfortunate storyteller fails to heed his mother's warnings about carrying a pistol, and his youthful fascination ends with him shooting a man dead after being cheated at cards. When the authorities come for him, he protests they have the wrong man because "nothing touched the trigger but the Devil's right hand", which in the 21st
Century would amount to an insanity defense, but would have probably not have swayed a jury in late 19th
Century America wherein this cameo is set.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2