This is another American folk melody. Its first recording was in 1926 by Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers. Ever since other artists have performed this tune in their unique way, some of these artists include; Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, the Dillards, the Stanley Brothers, the Del McCoury Band, and the New Lost City Ramblers. After its first record in 1926, this tune was an instant success, gaining prominence among nation and twang artists. The tune dwells on the course of the event of President William McKinley's death. McKinley, who'd quite recently been re-chosen for his subsequent term, was meeting and welcome groups at the World's Fair in Buffalo, New York when he was gunned by the revolutionary Leon Czolgosz. He surrendered to a horrifying demise as specialists were unable to save him. In his adaptation of this tune, Poole portrays this scene in frightful detail: "McKinley hollered, McKinley squalled. The specialist stated, 'McKinley, I can't discover the ball. Will undoubtedly kick the bucket, you're bound to die." According to the verses, Czolgosz is said to have shot him twice. The first round is touching McKinley, the second hitting him dead-on in the paunch. McKinley's death began the era of Vice President Theodore Roosevelt's tenure as president.