Annotation

Work status:

  • Lyrics first published in Broadside #43.
  • First copyright date: 1964-03-03

Trivia:

  • Hattie Carroll was a 51-year old african-american waitress at the Emerson Hotel in Baltimore, MD, USA. On February 9, 1963, she was brutally beaten in the head, shoulder, and neck with a toy cane by William Devereux Zantzinger while he was attending the Spinsters’ Ball at the Emerson Hotel. She died a few hours later as a result of her injuries.
  • William Devereux Zantzinger was a 24 year old owner of a 600-acre tobacco farm. He was convicted of manslaughter on August 28, 1963 (the same day that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave the "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington), and sentenced to six months in jail and a fine of $500. However, his time in jail was deferred until September 15 to give Zantzinger time to harvest his tobacco crop. In a 2001 interview with Howard Sounes, Zantzinger had only this to say about Dylan and this song, "He's a no-account son of a bitch, he's just like a scum of a scum bag of the earth, I should have sued him and put him in jail."
Annotation last modified on 2012-01-08 23:57 UTC.

Relationships

composer: [traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
lyricist: Bob Dylan (1963-10)
publisher: Special Rider Music
later translated versions: La Mort solitaire de Hattie Caroll
version of: Mary Hamilton (child ballad 173)

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1965-05-02 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (1965-05-02: De Montford Hall, Leicester, England, UK) live Bob Dylan ?:??
1965-05-07 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1965-05-07: Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK) live Bob Dylan ?:??
1965-05-09 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1965-05-09: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK) live Bob Dylan ?:??
1965-06-01 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1965-06-01: BBC TV Studios, London, England, UK) live Bob Dylan ?:??
1984 The Ballad of Hattie Carroll (live, 1984: Austin, TX, USA) cover Roky Erickson 4:47
2008-11-08 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2008-11-08: Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
2008-11-15 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2008-11-15: K-Rock Centre, Kingston, ON, Canada) live Bob Dylan ?:??
2009-03-28 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol (2009-03-28: Malmö Arena, Malmö, Sweden) live Bob Dylan ?:??
2009-04-11 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2009-04-11: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands) live Bob Dylan ?:??
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1996-07-23: Christiania: Den Gra Hal, Copenhagen, Denmark) live Bob Dylan ?:??
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1965-05-07: Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK) live Bob Dylan ?:??
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll Bob Dylan 6:12
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll Bob Dylan 5:35
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1975-11-26: The Civic Center, Augusta, ME, USA) live Bob Dylan & GUAM ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 6:43
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 5:50
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1974-01-04: Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 5:34
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 7:36
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 6:23
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 6:20
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 6:31
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 5:26
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2008-02-22: House of Blues, Dallas, TX, USA) live Bob Dylan 6:21
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1991-04-20: Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan & Joan Baez ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1974-02-09, afternoon show: Coliseum, Seattle, WA, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2005-11-18: Birmingham 2005: NEC Arena, Birmingham, England, UK) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2009-04-08: Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France (source 2)) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2009-04-08: Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France (source 1)) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2008-06-07: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1994-05-03: Roberts Stadium, Evansville, IN, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1994-05-01: Jesse Auditorium, Columbia, MO, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1997-12-09: Avalon, Boston, MA, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1984-05-28: Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy) live Bob Dylan & The Band ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll cover Cage the Elephant 4:59
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll cover Michael Rose 6:00
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll cover, instrumental and partial Jewels and Binoculars 4:23
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live, 1964-10-31: Philharmonic Hall, New York City, NY, USA) Bob Dylan 6:58
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1974-01-06, afternoon show: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1974-01-03: Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2009-04-18: Mandela Forum, Firenze, Italy) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1989-06-11: Vorst National, Brussels, Belgium) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 6:33
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 5:28
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1995-03-31: Brixton Academy, London, England) live Bob Dylan 6:37
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2009-04-25: O2, London, England, UK) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 7:53
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 5:56
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll live Bob Dylan 6:07
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll ("Original Mono Recordings" remix) Bob Dylan 5:47
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll cover Rx Bandits 6:24
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (stereo remix) Bob Dylan 5:47
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (original mono studio mix) Bob Dylan 5:47
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (original stereo studio mix) Bob Dylan 5:47
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (acoustic) (1990-01-30: Theatre de Grand Rex, Paris, France (LTB source)) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (acoustic) (1996-11-21: Hill Auditorium, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (acoustic) (1999-11-09: The Apollo of Temple, Philadelphia, PA, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (dub) cover Michael Rose 6:12
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (incomplete) (1965-03-27: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, USA) live and partial Bob Dylan ?:??