Thread for posting your favourite murder ballads

Strap yourselves in, this could get dark.

I’ll start with Andy Shauf, who is such an incredible storyteller:

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…aaaand this should be in the ‘Music’ section. My bad.

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Lord Ronald by Alasdair Roberts. Slow, creeping burn.

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One of the best songs the Bad Seeds never wrote.

Some I can think of probably a couple that stretch the definition can’t be arsed finding videos this morning

Oxford Girls (I think it is a version of the Cruel Miller or at least a homage to it)
Stagger Lee
The Loansome Death Of Hattie Carrol
Matty Groves
Long Black Veil (The Chieftains version with Mick Jagger is annoyingly quite good)
John Barleycorn (pick a version although I suppose it isn’t a proper Murder Ballad but, at the same time some lads kill some Barley for some Beer)
The Unquiet Grave
Cold Haily Rainy Night
Molly Bond
The Drowned Lovers (although I suppose one falls off a horse and the other kills herself but, the son’s mother curses him to his death :man_shrugging:)

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Can I just post ballads?

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obv

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There’s a thread for actual ballads, @Murder (it showed up when I was creating this thread). But by all means fill your boots.

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Nothing touches this.

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People waving lighters to this at Therapy? Gigs always annoyed me.

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