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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Tim Chesterton

Family man; pastor of St. Margaret's Anglican Church on Ellerslie Road, Edmonton; storyteller; traditional folk musician and occasional songwriter. Email me at timchesterton at outlook dot com.

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