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Thread #113441   Message #2411636
Posted By: Bee
12-Aug-08 - 12:53 PM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
Echo Mountain, by James King. It's his bluegrass retelling of the very old tale of the faithful hound, murdered by the owner who mistakenly thinks the blood-drenched hound has savaged the baby, only to find the child safe and a dead wolf nearby.

Okay, it's a dog, but it is an extreme tearjerker, I assure you, and a wrongful death is at the centre of the story. Gave my husband a case of the sniffles.