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GUEST,reggie miles Let's talk about murder ballads. (100* d) RE: Let's talk about murder ballads. 12 May 07

Okay, this may be way out of the ballpark but here goes. Does anyone recall a rather obscure Twilight Zone episode where a fella by the name of Floyd Burney (The Rockabilly Boy) goes in search of a fresh new folk song that he can buy cheaply from local 'folks' and turn into a big hit, so he can pocket the profits for himself? He happens into some backwoods area where he hears a song being sung by a beautiful young woman. His passion for the mysterious mountain maiden is inflamed as he tries to coax the unsual ballad from her but she is illusive about singing him the whole song. When he's confronted by her previous suitor, a local mountain man, a struggle ensues and he kills the man. Floyd is then pursured by the man's kin. As he tries to flee with the woman he comes to realization that the song that she is singing is about him and everything that's happened to him since the moment they met. She tries in vain to change the outcome of the song by begging him to not run away this time, but in the end nothing changes and Burney is killed by the those seeking revenge for the death of the mountain man.

It's an eerie melody, sad and beautiful.

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