Tom Dooley (Traditional melody)


Tom Dooley (Traditional melody)



About 'Tom Dooley'

Artist: Traditional Melody
The Artist:Traditional Music of unknown author.
Composed:unknown
Info:
"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".


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