Mamie Thurman's Murder

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(song lyric)

 

Mamie Thurman's Murder

 

A West Virginia murder tale

From  nineteen thirty two,

Still send shivers through the blood

of more than just a few,

'Cause Mamie Thurman's killer put

Two bullets in her head,

Then cut her throat and broke her neck

To make sure she was dead.

 

Mamie Thurman wasn't shy

They say she played around,

With the local leaders of

Her Logan County town,

It may have been her husband that

Took Mamie's mortal life,

Or one of Mamie's lovers, or

A very jealous wife.

 

High upon the mountain top, she never stops to rest,

They say she walks in polka dots with bloodstains on her dress,

Many here have seen her form, and many more have heard her,

Since that steamy summer night of Mamie Thurman's murder.

 

They held a hasty murder trial

And sent a man away,

Leaving questions of the crime

Unanswered still today,

Many think that Mamie moans

Those answers in the wind,

On West Virginia summers

When the steamy nights begin.

 

High upon the mountain top, she never stops to rest,

They say she walks in polka dots with bloodstains on her dress,

Many here have seen her form, and many more have heard her.

Since that steamy summer night of Mamie Thurman's murder.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know.  This lyric has already been recorded and released, but I have a lot that haven't. dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: December 28, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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Bert Broomberg

Great lyrics again.

Tue, December 29th, 2020 4:25pm

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Another thank you. Incidentally, if you know of anyone in the music field who might want to link up with me for co-writing, just let me know.

Thanks again,
Dennis

Tue, December 29th, 2020 8:31am

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