Peter, Paul and Mary – Hangman

This is a 1965 performance of the traditional song ‘Hangman’ by Peter, Paul and Mary. This song has many variants in the folk tradition, including ‘The Prickly Bush’ or ‘The Prickle-Eye Bush’. ‘The Maid Freed from the Gallows’, and ‘The Gallows Pole’ or (in Leadbelly’s version) ‘The Gallis Pole’.

 

Peter, Paul, and Mary

Wikipedia article on this song

Mainly Norfolk’ article on this song.

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