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Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Murders

Just a quick post to commemorate two Christmas murders that have been immortalzied in song:

Billy Lyons shot by "Stack" Lee Shelton on Christmas Night, 1895

Delia Green shot by Moses "Cooney" Houston on Christmas Eve 1900


Lidian says:
December 31, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Both of these are fascinating cases - I had never heard of either before, or of the songs they inspired. I'd always thought that murder-inspired ballads were strictly pre-1900. Thank you, once again, for enlightening me - and all the best for 2011!

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