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Thread #113441   Message #2411526
Posted By: SouthernCelt
12-Aug-08 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
I've always thought "Greenwood Sidie" (also called "The Cruel Mother" in some versions) related the saddest tale. It's also one of the more shocking songs for some people the first time they hear it.

SC