About 'Tom Dooley'
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Traditional Music of unknown author.
"Tom Dooley" is an old North Carolina folk song based on the 1866 murder of a woman named Laura Foster in Wilkes County, North Carolina. It is best known today because of a hit version recorded in 1958 by The Kingston Trio. This version was a multi-format hit, reaching #1 in Billboard, the Billboard R&B listing, and appearing in the Cashbox country music top 20. It fits within the wider genre of Appalachian "sweetheart murder ballads".
|Score Key:||C major (Sounding Pitch) (View more C major Music for Viola Duet )|
|Tempo Marking:||Quick and with a swing = c. 126|
|Time Signature:||4/4 (View more 4/4 Music)|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Difficulty:||Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience|