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Frankie Silver

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Ballad 301 in the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina folklore concerns Frankie Silver, who murdered her husband just before Christmas in 1831, burned the corpse, suggested that he drowned but was found guilty and hung in 1832. Her ballad is one she is reputed to have composed by way of confession and sung from the scaffold.