Music To Kill By
No, I’m not going to post Marilyn Manson or Gwar lyrics. What you’ll find in this post are some “cute” little songs made up about certain murderers. We haven’t always had the newspapers and internet to help us tell and spread news. Many years ago they instead would make up little songs to help spread news. How many of us can remember the lyrics to a song but can’t remember what we did 2 days ago? See my point? Here are just a few songs that I’ve found:
This Emma Pitt was a schoolmistress
Her child she killed we see,
Oh mothers, did you ever hear,
Of such barbarity
With a large flint stone she beat its head
When such cruelty she’d done
From the tender roof of the infant’s mouth
She cut away its tongue
Belle Gunness was a lady fair,
In Indiana State.
She weighed about three hundred pounds,
and that is quite some weight
That she was stronger than a man
Her neighbors all did own
She butchered hogs right easily
And did it all alone.
But hogs were just a sideline
She indulged in now and then
Her favorite occupation
Was-a-butchering of men.
Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.
Isn’t it interesting how it seems they mostly made up little songs for women killers?