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Posted By: DMcG
13-Aug-08 - 07:57 AM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
I'd second the vote for 'Sheath and Knife'. The brother is begged by his sister to kill her because of their incestuous relationship, which he does. Afterwards, he mourns the loss and still believes his sister was his only true love, rejecting all others. That takes some beating for sadness.