In the dying embers of daylight I heard an old man cry Someone yelled bring water and a doctor Quickly run fetch your mother He needs the touch of a woman's hand on his brow I ran and stumbled through a cornfield And told my mother heavily breathin' Old Man Crawford's sick They want you and hurry Ma he's sick She ran I followed through the corn And burst through Crawford's kitchen door Pa a gasp close his eyes And wash his sweaty face clean...
"J.D. Crawford: 1898-1963,"
Sketch: Vol. 35
, Article 11.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/sketch/vol35/iss2/11