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Posted By: GUEST,George Henderson
28-Aug-16 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
Prince Heathen is about the saddest I can think of. Just listened to Frankie Armstrong singing it on You Tube.

I assume that she died after the trauma of being dragged through briars etc while tied to the tail of a horse and giving birth at the same time to a child born after a rape. The song does not confirm that though. Nor does it confirm that the child died either but surely neither could have survived.