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Posted By: Jayto
12-Aug-08 - 02:39 PM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
Oh Death by Ralph Stanley is not a murder ballad but a chilling song about death. It is a traditional Appalachian mountain hymn if I remember right. I don't think he wrote it. It was sung at funerals before the death sitters and sin eaters did their thing.