Coleman's March - D MajorMarch

Author: Traditional
Origin: USA - Midwest

This tune originated in south-central Kentucky. It is associated with the hanging of fiddler Joe Coleman, who was accused of murdering his wife in 1899, near the town of Slate Fork in Adair County, Kentucky. He claimed innocence but was convicted on circumstantial evidence and the testimony of a sister-in-law. As he was driven to the gallows, he sat on his coffin and played this tune. Some versions of the story claim Coleman's family was able to quickly recover his body after the hanging, somehow managed to revive him, and brought him to a steamboat heading down the Cumberland River, by which he disappeared into the West.


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