Have a listen to this track from Johnny Cash of “Mr. Garfield”, a song about the public’s reaction to the assassination of President James Garfield.
Charlie Guiteau done shot down a good man good man
Charlie Guiteau done shot down a good man low
I heard some fellow there that had been in the house to see the President
And I sidled up him to listen to what he was tellin’ and he said
Mrs Lucretia Garfield was always at his side
In the heat of the day fannin’ him when he was hot
He said that just that day the President said to Mrs Lucretia