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Thread #113441   Message #3122884
Posted By: PHJim
27-Mar-11 - 04:24 PM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
Since you didn't specify Folk Ballads, how about Miss Otis Regrets?   

The mob came and got her and dragged her from the jail, Madame,
And strung her from that old oak tree along the trail.
And the moment before she died
She lifted up her lovely head and cried,
"Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today."

Amy Millan wrote a great song about the Black Donnelys which she used to perform when she played with Sixteen Tons, but I can't recall the title.