Monday, May 1, 2017
5/1/1868 They hanged Tom Dooley
It was written by Thomas Land, and based on the murder of Laura Foster. in North Carolina. Tom Dula (pronounced Dooley) was hung for the crime on May 1, 1868. Many people say he didn't do it.
The Kingston Trio learned their version from someone who learned it from Frank Proffitt. I have heard that when Proffitt heard their recording he was furious. Thought they were making fun of him.
That's a picture of Tom Dula in his Confederate uniform, by the way.