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Songs where the lover (s) die at the end

quokka 10 Nov 08 - 11:07 AM
Gene 10 Nov 08 - 11:02 AM
Nerd 09 Nov 08 - 10:02 PM
GUEST,Tim 09 Nov 08 - 06:07 PM
Rog Peek 09 Nov 08 - 04:45 PM
Susan of DT 09 Nov 08 - 02:55 PM
topical tom 09 Nov 08 - 01:54 PM
fat B****rd 09 Nov 08 - 12:48 PM
bfdk 09 Nov 08 - 09:52 AM
Snuffy 09 Nov 08 - 09:37 AM
oldhippie 09 Nov 08 - 09:19 AM
Terry McDonald 09 Nov 08 - 09:07 AM
Amos 09 Nov 08 - 09:04 AM
Georgiansilver 09 Nov 08 - 08:40 AM
Arkie 09 Nov 08 - 08:38 AM
Monique 09 Nov 08 - 08:03 AM
Emma B 09 Nov 08 - 07:20 AM
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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: quokka
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 11:07 AM

When the Mountains Cry


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Gene
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 11:02 AM

Lovers Of Lookout Mountain - Johnny Bond


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Nerd
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 10:02 PM

Annan Water


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: GUEST,Tim
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 06:07 PM

Thanks so much for all your excellent suggestions. It made for a very enjoyable Sunday, listening to the versions I have of some of these.


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Rog Peek
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 04:45 PM

She Moved Through The Fair

Rog


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Susan of DT
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 02:55 PM

From the Child collection, at least one example of each in the DT
Child #4 Outlandish Knight
      #10 Two Sisters
      #11 Cruel Brother
      #12 Lord Randall
      #16 Sheath & Knife
      #24 Banks of Green Willow
      #42 clerk Covill
      #48 Young Andrew
      #51 Lucy Wan
      #65 Susie Clelland   
      #68 Young Hunting
      #69 Clerk Saunders
      #70 Fair William & Lady Maisry
      #72 Clerk's Two Sons
      #73 Lord Thomas & Fair Elender
      #75 Lord Lovel
      #76 Lord Gregory
      #77 Sweet William's Ghost
      #78 Unquiet Grave
      #81 Mattie Groves
      #82 bonny Birdie
      #84 Barbara Allen
and many, many more


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: topical tom
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 01:54 PM

Pretty Polly
Down in the Willow Garden
Down on the Banks of the Ohio
The Silver Dagger
Frankie and Johnny


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: fat B****rd
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 12:48 PM

Running Bear.


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: bfdk
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 09:52 AM

Henry Lawson's Reedy River

Eric Bogle's Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo

Jed Marum's Con Este Beso

For those who understand Swedish, there's Björn Afzelius' Mamita


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Snuffy
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 09:37 AM

A Sailor's Life, Died For Love, and other songs in that family


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: oldhippie
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 09:19 AM

Lots of songs fall into this category, as opposed to where one dies at/near the beginning, or has already died when the song starts.

All the way from "El Paso" - Marty Robbins and "Last Kiss" J. Frank Wilson to "The Angels Hung Around" Rilo Kiley.


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 09:07 AM

Lord Abore and Mary Flynn + Lady Margaret and Sweet William


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 09:04 AM

Lord Lovell
I Never Shall Marry (well, only one of the pair)
Darcy Farrell (a modern imitation)

There are scores of 'em.



A


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 08:40 AM

"The Banks of Red Roses" is one of my favourites


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Arkie
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 08:38 AM

Barbara Allen set the standard. House Carpenter which is known by several names is a personal favorite. Some others:
Lowe Bonnie (related to Young Hunting, I think
Knoxville Girl
Tom Dooley
Willie Taylor (where the jilted lady exacts revenge)
Willie Moore


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Monique
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 08:03 AM

Matty Groves, The Trees They Do Grow High


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Emma B
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 07:20 AM

Gosh! I thought they all did :)

Anarchie Gordon is one of my favourites


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Willa
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 07:15 AM

Stow Brow aka The Drowned Sailor


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: quokka
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 07:08 AM

Drowned Lovers - except it's Margaret and William, not Kate!


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Subject: RE: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: Midchuck
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 06:58 AM

In Bluegrass, it's more or less the rule. There's more or less a whole category of songs, often called "Katie-and-Willies." (Watch it, you Brits! Keep it clean!)

When we do "Long Black Veil," we explain carefully that the song is NOT bluegrass, because the female protagonist is still alive at the end.

Peter


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Subject: Songs where the lover (s) die at the end
From: GUEST,Tim
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 06:30 AM

Hello,
if only to put off doing the work I'm supposed to be doing, am attempting to make a compilation of songs where either one or both lovers die at the end.
Your expert suggestions would be most welcome...


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