10 of the most disturbing folk songs in history – BBC Music

Like all good stories, folk music is largely about three things: sex, death and politics. There might be a lot of carousing along the way, and there may be some discussion of farming or the occasional comedic skit to tickle your fancy, but the principal themes remain constant and they are always delivered with rude gusto. So, as we head towards this year’s Radio 2 Folk Awards, here are 10 examples of songs that go beyond the bounds of human decency (and are all the better for it)

Source: 10 of the most disturbing folk songs in history – BBC Music

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