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John a. Munroe The skull and bones were carried to town likewise some clothes and hair Right well it told that a foul deed had been committed there. The evidence so well agreed the jury found also That Miss Vail and child had been murdered by the rich John A. Munroe. The jury found him guilty for the crime that he had done The rope was placed around his neck; John A. Munroe was hung And when he knew that he must die, deny it he did not He said he murdered first the child and then the mother shot. On February fourteenth at 8 A.M. they say May God have mercy on his soul on that great Judgment Day May God have mercy on his soul for the crime that he has done, The rope was placed around his neck, John A. Munroe was hung. From the Folk-Song Journal of the Northeast, number 5 1933 note: The murder occurred in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1868 RG RG oct97
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