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 Title: Ongoing & Global: The Gallows Ballads Project
PostPosted: Sep 8, 2012 
Neo Busker

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PlanetSlade’s British Broadsides section contains the full lyrics for 16 genuine Victorian gallows ballads, plus my own research on the real murders and other crimes which inspired each one.

These are the songs knocked out overnight by jobbing hacks in London’s Seven Dials and sold at the foot of the scaffold while the condemned man – or woman - was still dangling. The most popular could shift well over two million copies.

With the 16 sets of public-domain lyrics and the stories behind them now available to every PlanetSlade reader, all that remains is to restore them to life as fully-performed songs. We've got brand-new, original recordings of 10 of the 16 songs up on-line already, including tracks from Sedayne, KingBrilliant and Pete Morton.

To see how you can help complete the project and select a song for your own performance, please click the two links below. Thank you.

Details & free audio to date: http://www.planetslade.com/planetslade-music02.html

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