Mudcat Café message #55496 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8767   Message #55496
Posted By: Dan Keding
24-Jan-99 - 04:30 PM
Thread Name: 'Orrible Murder!
Subject: RE: 'Orribble Murder!!
I've always been partial to murder ballads. Sometimes I could kill off several dozen people in one set - if I added a song about war that toll could easily mount into the tens of thousands. The Death of Young Andrew is a particularly gory end. As afr as folktales go Mr. Fox is hard to beat - I've collected at least six different gruesome endings. I do think that these are important songs if only to remind us of the cruelty we can inflict and the need to strive beyond that action. But they are also great songs to sing. Dan