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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

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