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Posted By: GUEST,Morgana
02-Jan-12 - 06:33 PM
Thread Name: Songs about capital punishment.
Subject: RE: Songs about capital punishment.
There is a song called "Poor Boy," which deals with a fight between a woman's two lovers. At the end, the narrator kills his rival, but must hang.

"And yet they call this 'justice' poor boy,
then justice let it be.
I only killed a man that was
a-fixin' to kill me."

I assume this is traditional. I think it has a couple different versions.