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Thread #113441   Message #2411439
Posted By: Jayto
12-Aug-08 - 09:10 AM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: What murder ballad is the saddest?
In another thread we brought up murder ballads. Most of them are cautionary type tales. I brought up an old Appalchian ballad about a kid going to a woodpile to gather firewood and being bit by a Rattlesnake which led to the child's death. Yep I was scarred I think that was the worst I have ever heard. What is the worst murder ballad you have ever heard? Folk is full of these type songs so I kno we have all heard them. There has to be one that stands out to you. lol