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Thread #113441   Message #2588627
Posted By: GUEST
14-Mar-09 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
The one that had huge circulation in Ireland was The Old Oak Tree. Most of the older source singers had a version of it, Sarah Makem, Tom Lenihan, Mary Anne Carolan, Michael Flanagan, Brigid Tunney etc.
For me, one of the saddest and bloodiest. The images conjured up are stark!