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Thread #113441   Message #3122780
Posted By: kendall
27-Mar-11 - 02:09 PM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
Lost Jimmy Whalen.
The ghost of a murdered lover comes to the lady for one last meeting before he leaves for the after life.

"Oh Jimmy why can't you tarry here with me
Not leave me alone so distracted in pain?
Since death is the dagger that cut us asunder,
Wide is the gulf love between you and I."

Not clear if he was murdered or not but, it is folk so he probably was.

Joan Sprung recorded this on Folk Legacy.

It's in the DT.