Song of the day: Kingston Trio- Tom Dooley
Again a number 1 hit in the US charts, and this one is an old murderballad! The story of Tom Dooley was based on the murder of Laura Foster in 1866. Her lover and fiancé, Tom Dula, was convicted for this murder. He had to hang for this murder, as is sung in the song. Thomas C. Land, a poet, wrote a poem about it and that’s how it ended up in the folk scene. Here, several recordings were made, but none were more successful than the version of the Kingston Trio. Enjoy
The Kingston Trio- Tom Dooley
Posted on February 8, 2015, in 1950-1959, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1958, fifties, FlinterFiles Song Archive, folk, hit, kingston trio, laura foster, murderballad, Music, number 1, thomas c land, tom dooley, Tom Dula. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.