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Posted By: Jerry Friedman
02-Apr-99 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: Songs about capital punishment.
Subject: RE: Songs about capital punishment.
There's the Irish song about "Shoot me like a soldier,/ Do not hang me like a dog,/ For I fought for Ireland's [memory fading out here]..."

Also the one to "Greensleeves" about Tyburn Tree--surely the musical and poetic high point of The Beggar's Opera.