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Witches and War-Whoops: Early New England Ballads

Witches and War-Whoops: Early New England Ballads

This album brings together a sinister and unusual collection of songs about the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, collected and performed by John Allison. The somber melody reflects the solemn lyrics that recount evil and punishments: "They hanged this weary woman then like a felon stout; Her white hairs on the cruel rope were scattered all about. And many knew her innocent of horrid charges made… " Liner notes include detailed information by Allison about each song and an introduction about the Salem Witch Trials.

Track Listing

101
Lookie There John Allison 1:27
102
Death of Goody Nurse John Allison 3:34
103
Lovewell's Indian Fight John Allison 2:51
104
Susanna Martin John Allison 3:50
105
The Gloucester Witch John Allison 1:27
201
Giles Corey John Allison 3:03
202
Bloody Brook John Allison 3:04
203
Mammy Redd John Allison 1:38
204
Fluid Ireson John Allison 3:33
205
Robin Goodfellowe John Allison 1:42

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