The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35759   Message #493084
Posted By: mousethief
27-Jun-01 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Women who drowned her 5 children
Subject: RE: BS: Women who drowned her 5 children
In my folk sheet music collection (hey! on topic!) I have a book of American murder ballads. One chapter is devoted to mothers who kill all their kids. They are all based on actual, historic incidents. It did happen. People did know about it -- at least the ones who wrote the songs did.

alex