Monday, January 10, 2011

Murder-Song Monday: You Led Me to the Wrong

Ola Belle Reed. She was truly "old time." A preservationist of mountain music, her voice seems to come out of a time long past. In this murder-song, the "narrator" is going to his execution with no apparent regret. He did what he thought right, killing his best friend for courting his girl. This is a piece of Americana more vivid than anything you will read in the history books.

4 comments:

Erin Hope said...

oh man, I love this murder-ballad monday thing. :) keep postin' them!

Bob said...

That's my plan. I'm aiming for a string of 52 murder ballads. Is it possible?

Erin Hope said...

if not, we'll all just have to start writing some and sending you recordings...... :)

nance marie said...

good one