This old Appalachian murder ballad with Irish roots has been done over and over again by greats such as Charlie Monroe, The Stanley brothers who recorded the song twice in the 50s, the Everly Brothers and even Norah Jones and countless others. This song has always befuddled me. Why does this poor dude’s father think that having his son kill Rose Connelly will bring them riches? Who knows. Anyways, I think it’s a pretty song.
I may have gone overboard with the Ken Burns cropping and panning, but I think the bananas make up for it. This video is more to feature my new glasses and hairdo than the song itself. I hope you enjoy my take on this old tune. Let me know what you think on Facebook or in the comments.