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Little Marion Parker
Song: Little Marion Parker
Away out in California
When along came a murderous stealer
He took her to the movies,
But late in the evening
This song should be a warning
1 - Challenge Records lists The Marion Parker Murder, sung by George Holden (John McGhee), and is dated December 29, 1927. It has not been confirmed if this is the same song.
2 - Little Marion Parker was recorded by Vernon Dalhart, on Banner records 7074, March 8, 1928, with the composer listed as "Bill Barrett" which is believed to be a pseudonym for Carson Robison.
3 - Domino Records 0225 released March 9, 1928, has the artists listed a Vernon Dalhart and C. Robison.
4 - Grey Gull records #4237 released some time in 1928, lists the song as The Murder of Little Marion Parker, the singer as Vel Veteran (Vernon Dalhart) and the composer as Bill Barrett.
5 - Regal Records #8526, was released on March 8, 1928, sung by Vernon Dalhart, and written by "Barrett".
6 - This song does not include the conviction of murderer William Edward Hickman on on February 9, 1928.
7 - Here is the Wikipedia story about the 1927 murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker.