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The Cruel Mother

Posted by RedDragon, written by Shirley Collins (music) / traditional (words)

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Size: 4,853kb, uploaded 2/13/2011 9:49:29 PM
Genre: Folk / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

According to Shirley Collins, "this cautionary ballad has everything...A flat, documentary opening, reporting a private act by conscience-torn young girl. Then the confrontation of the young mother by the ghosts of her murdered twin babies, and her damnation." A nice Christmassy tune.



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