Saturday, January 10, 2009


I never knew The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll was about a contemporaneous event.  I thought it might be old Baltimore folklore.

The first two words of the song are, "William Zanzinger..."

According to this NYT story, William Zantzinger died a week ago.

I bet I'm not the only aging hippie who tears up before the harmonica intro is even halfway through.


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