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

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

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1963-10-26The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (Carnegie Hall, 10-26-63)Bob Dylan5:15
1963-10The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – October 1963)liveBob Dylan5:15
1965-03-27The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (Incomplete) (live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California - March 27, 1965)live and partialBob Dylan0:23
1965-04-30The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live at the Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, England - April 30, 1965)liveBob Dylan5:08
1965-05-01The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live at the Odeon, Liverpool, England - May 1, 1965)liveBob Dylan5:25
1965-05-02The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (1965-05-02: De Montford Hall, Leicester, England, UK)liveBob Dylan?:??
1965-05-02The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live at de Montfort Hall, Leicester, England - May 2, 1965)liveBob Dylan5:22
1965-05-05The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live at Town Hall, Birmingham, England - May 5, 1965)liveBob Dylan5:36
1965-05-06The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live at City Hall, Newcastle, England - May 6, 1965)liveBob Dylan5:37
1965-05-07The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1965-05-07: Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK)liveBob Dylan?:??
1965-05-07The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live at Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England - May 7, 1965)liveBob Dylan5:34
1965-05-09The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1965-05-09: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK)liveBob Dylan?:??
1965-05-09The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live at the Royal Albert Hall, Manchester, England - May 9, 1965)liveBob Dylan5:21
1965-05-10The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live at the Royal Albert Hall, Manchester, England - May 10, 1965)liveBob Dylan5:35
1965-06-01The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1965-06-01: BBC TV Studios, London, England, UK)liveBob Dylan?:??
1965-06-01The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live at BBC Studios, London, England - June 1, 1965)liveBob Dylan6:05
1984The Ballad of Hattie Carroll (live, 1984: Austin, TX, USA)coverRoky Erickson4:47
1997-12-09The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1997-12-09: Avalon, Boston, MA, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
2002-08-13The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan?:??
2003-11-11The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan6:31
2008-11-08The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2008-11-08: Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
2008-11-15The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2008-11-15: K-Rock Centre, Kingston, ON, Canada)liveBob Dylan?:??
2009-03-28The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol (2009-03-28: Malmö Arena, Malmö, Sweden)liveBob Dylan?:??
2009-04-11The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2009-04-11: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands)liveBob Dylan?:??
2013-06-24 – 2013-06-25The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrollcover and instrumentalAbsolutely Sweet Marie3:14
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1996-07-23: Christiania: Den Gra Hal, Copenhagen, Denmark)liveBob Dylan?:??
Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollBob Dylan5:35
Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollBob Dylan6:12
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1975-11-26: The Civic Center, Augusta, ME, USA)liveBob Dylan & GUAM?:??
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1965-05-07: Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie CarrolliveBob Dylan6:55
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan6:20
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan5:26
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2008-02-22: House of Blues, Dallas, TX, USA)liveBob Dylan6:21
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1991-04-20: Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll ("Original Mono Recordings" remix)Bob Dylan5:47
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1974-02-09, afternoon show: Coliseum, Seattle, WA, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2005-11-18: Birmingham 2005: NEC Arena, Birmingham, England, UK)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2009-04-08: Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France (source 2))liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2009-04-08: Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France (source 1))liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2008-06-07: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1994-05-03: Roberts Stadium, Evansville, IN, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1994-05-01: Jesse Auditorium, Columbia, MO, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan & Joan Baez?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (original stereo studio mix)Bob Dylan5:47
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live, 1975-11-21 (evening): Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA)liveBob Dylan5:28
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollBob Dylan6:00
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollBob Dylan6:44
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollBob Dylan6:19
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollBob Dylan6:54
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollBob Dylan6:04
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollBob Dylan5:27
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan6:34
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan6:14
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrollcover, instrumental and partialJewels and Binoculars4:23
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (original mono studio mix)Bob Dylan5:47
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live, 1964-10-31: Philharmonic Hall, New York City, NY, USA)Bob Dylan6:58
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1974-01-06, afternoon show: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1974-01-03: Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2009-04-18: Mandela Forum, Firenze, Italy)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1989-06-11: Vorst National, Brussels, Belgium)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan6:33
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1995-03-31: Brixton Academy, London, England)liveBob Dylan6:37
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (2009-04-25: O2, London, England, UK)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan7:53
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan5:56
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan6:07
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan6:43
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan5:50
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1974-01-04: Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (live)liveBob Dylan5:34
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan7:36
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollliveBob Dylan6:23
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1984-05-28: Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy)liveBob Dylan & The Band?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollcoverCage the Elephant4:59
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollcoverMichael Rose6:00
The Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollcoverRx Bandits6:24
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (stereo remix)Bob Dylan5:47
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (5.0 mix)liveBob Dylan7:07
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (acoustic) (1996-11-21: Hill Auditorium, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (acoustic) (1999-11-09: The Apollo of Temple, Philadelphia, PA, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (acoustic) (1990-01-30: Theatre de Grand Rex, Paris, France (LTB source))liveBob Dylan?:??
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (dub)coverMichael Rose6:12
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (incomplete) (1965-03-27: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, USA)live and partialBob Dylan?:??