Deathly Lyrics

For centuries, real life tragedies have been memorialized in song—as ballads tell a story, passing down history through oral tradition. And in Virginia, these musical tributes were often produced as what’s called “broadside ballads”—complete with opinion and emotion, as the writer and performers weighed in on grim events. Connie Stevens has this report on “Deathly Lyrics—Songs of Virginia Tragedies.”

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