The Skiffle sound caught my attention in the mid/late 1950s, with Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group! The rhythms were contagious to me, then in my early/mid teens, but the lyrics were of little interest. They simply justified the rhythms!
I loved the sound so much though, that the first records that I ever bought were of Lonnie Donegan (“Cumberland Gap”, “Jack of Diamonds” and “Gamblin’ Man”), but the first one that got my interest lyrically was this one. Not only was it an education in US history, but it also told a story which clearly included a lot of drama! Enjoy!