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Thread #113441   Message #2411521
Posted By: Jayto
12-Aug-08 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
I think Lefty Frizzell was the first to record Long Black Veil. Does anyone know if I am right about that? I was shocked years ago when I found out it was written in the 50's. I had always heard folk singers do it and thought it was an old folk song. I heard a guy do a version and before he did he said " I am going to do an old song by Lefty Frizzell." I thought to myself Lefty may have done it but it is older than that. Man was I wrong lol.