Mound Booze House

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Monday, Nov. 20, 1939 'TIME' Magazine

Bitter was the feud in the all-Negro town of Mound Bayou, Miss., between Eugene P. Booze, Republican boss, and his sister-in-law Estelle Montgomery. Cause: both claimed ownership of the house in which Booze and his family lived. Eugene Booze apparently won the argument last month: in an altercation over a court order forbidding her to enter the house, Estelle attacked Booze and two white State policemen with a butcher knife, was shot dead.

Letter from M. Estelle Montgomery to W. E. B. Du Bois, June 5, 1927



Shot down the bayou
And one sad soul laying dead

I sent word to save myself
And you sent for my head

Had you a message
But i forgot to rite it down

Well that suits me coz i can't read
On in the ground face down

Shots down the bayou
As i reach for my gun

I'a told you lonely man
that your days are done

Listen to me here
I got no immediate plan

Well I'm liable to cut you neck
Coz this my home long loving land

I know that violence for
Too long has been my cure
I see they brought a... shot for me… yeah

Shot on down the bayou
I heard that sound before

Shot down on the bayou
I heard that sound before
Yeah i heard the sound before


from Easy Not Idle, released October 14, 2013
Jordan Gazzard - Vocals, Guitars & Drums/Percussion
Ariel Bowden - Vocals
Written & Composed by Ariel Bowden & Jordan Gazzard


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