After rescuing a seriously ill, unconscious Reverend Alden from his runaway wagon, down on his luck plainsman, Caleb Hodgekiss, puts on the clergyman's collar and devises a plan to fleece the charitable townsfolk of Walnut Grove.
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The song that Johnny Cash sings is "Blackjack David". The Carter family made a recording of this song in October 1940. James Francis Child dates the earliest printed version of this song as early as the 1700's. See more
The congregation sang the hymn "Ïn the Garden." at the end of the episode (The Collection, Season 3). Little House was set in the 1870-1880s, but C. Austin Miles (the hymn's writer) published the song in 1912, and was born in 1868. So the song was not around during the time frame of the show. (Unless Mr. Miles wrote it as a kid). See more
Pa, can I go to town with Mr. Hodgekiss? I can kinda introduce him to everybody and let him know who's stingy and who's generous.
Black Jack David
Performed by Johnny Cash See more