Mudcat Café message #3123774 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113441   Message #3123774
Posted By: Dad Perkins
28-Mar-11 - 09:20 PM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
saddest hell. what about the scariest?

My vote: the Daemon Lover aka House Carpenter.

narrative tropes include:

child abandonment
infidelity
cruise on a haunted ship
demon/ghost as lover
eternal damnation

it's a cinch.