Jelly Roll Morton, Inventor Of Jazz, Online Book by Alan Lomax

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guy in the world until Aaron Harris showed up, but, when Aaron entered, Sheep Eye would become the nicest little boy anywhere—just lovely.
Aaron was the toughest of them all—a known and dangerous killer that had very little to say. The policemen wanted Aaron, but they couldn't afford to say much to him unless they in­tended to kill him. They were afraid to try that, because it seemed he never missed any time he got ready to kill anyone. Man or woman, it made no difference to Aaron. He had eleven killings to his credit, including his sister and his brother-in-law. I believe Aaron Harris was, no doubt, the most heartless man I ve ever heard of or ever seen. Later on, as 111 tell you, I got to know him personally.
It was known that Madame Papaloos always backed him when he got in trouble—not with funds or anything like that— money wasn't really in it. Madame Papaloos was a hoodoo woman. She was supposed, from certain evidences, to tumble up Aaron's house to discourage the judge from prosecuting— take all the sheets off the bed, turn the mattresses over, hang sheets in front of the mirrors, turn the chairs over, which was said and known to confuse the judge. Then she would get lamb and beef and veal tongues from the markets and stick pins and needles all through them in order to tie the tongues of the prosecuting attorney and the witnesses and the juries so they couldn't talk against whoever the victim's supposed to be—not the victim, but the one that's arrested. That way, Aaron Harris, the ready killer, was always successful in getting out of his troubles . . .
Aaron Harris was a bad, had man, Baddesi man ever was in this land.
Killed his sweet little sister and his brother-in-law, About a cup of coffee, he "killed his sister and his brother-in-law.
He got out of jail every time he would make his kill, He had a hoodoo woman, all he had to do was pay the bill.