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post Oct 31 2006, 12:31 AM
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Behold the classic murder ballad. It's a song form about the most gruesome of events, told in a light, sometimes even pretty way, so that it might take a several listens to recognize the bloody gore oozing underneath an otherwise benign melody. The murder ballad has been around for centuries and continues forward as a part of popular culture.

Source: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/arts...rballads30.html
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