Mudcat Café message #3807113 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113441   Message #3807113
Posted By: The Sandman
27-Aug-16 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
"According to the narrative of the song, of course, Tom Dooley did murder Laura Foster and so deserved what he got. However, there's some reason to believe he was wrongly convicted, and if you sing it with that in mind those lines are incredibly powerful."
indeed, he was apparently not the murderer but an accessory after the fact