The Death of Mrs. Broughton

Title

The Death of Mrs. Broughton

Digital Object

Performer

Steele, Lillie

Date Recorded

1938-03-29

AFS Number

1706A

AFC Collection

AFC 1938/004

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

Mrs. Steele recalls learning the song from a "ballet" bought from a blind peddler (likely Charlie Oaks, the composer) at the Laurel Co. Fair, circa 1913. First line: "In Knox county an awful crime occurred near Barboursville."

Genre

ballad

Instrumentation

vocal

State

Ohio

County

Butler

Town

Hamilton

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Citation

“The Death of Mrs. Broughton,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed October 27, 2020, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/155.

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