News ballads

Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane” is one of the most famous news ballads. I don’t mean a ballad praising the actions of awesome journalists, though that should totally be a thing, but songs mean to share news.

Back in the day before the printing press and stuff, most “news stories” as we would call them were put to song. It was easier to remember the details of a fire if you put it to the tune of a little ditty.

What about you all, any good news ballads? Have anything to say about the controversy of this particular news ballad?

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