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Thread #32947 Message #438636
Posted By: georgetownboy
11-Apr-01 - 09:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: appalachian murder ballads
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: appalachian murder ballads
The last time I looked at Frank and Ann Warners book of Folk music,"Knoxville Girl" was a derivation of " the Wexford Tragedy." It's been years since I've read the book, but I believe Ann states that there are over 1000 versions of this song. For my money Townes van Zandts suicide ballad,"Tecumseh Valley," fits right inthis category.