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Thread #113441   Message #3123027
Posted By: PHJim
27-Mar-11 - 09:51 PM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
Johnny Cash's version of Delia's Gone was very blood-thirsty. He does show a bit of remorse in this verse, but...

First time I shot her I shot her in the side
Couldn't watch her suffer
But with the second shot she died
Delia's gone, one more round, Delia's gone

Willie McTell's version tries to justify his actions:

Delia oh Delia, how could it be
You loved all those rounders Gal,
But you never really did love me
Delia's gone, one more round, Delia's gone