Ned Buntline: the murder charge

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A byline for Buntline came after a Navy hitch

First in Cincinnati, then to Nashville he did switch

With a sensational rag

Ned Buntline’s Own mag

Where some called him, “genius,” and some, “son of a bitch”

 

Charged with murder in forty-six, a mob took Buntline to lynch

Before a trial they grabbed a noose and tightened it to pinch

They strung him up high

But he didn’t die

And the whole affair soon had a stench

 

They found him “not guilty” on his day in court

And the mob would now like to go back and abort

“We’re sorry as heck

For the scar on your neck

We’d each like to buy you a rye whiskey quart”

 
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