The Art of Darkness

Bringing Mary Home

December 19th, 2016 by Cobwebs

Shadowboy was recently introduced to Bluegrass by his viola teacher, and encountered this song at a concert. It’s an example of the “vanishing hitchhiker” urban legend which inspired Jan Harold Brunvand’s seminal collection of such legends.

The song itself is a fine bit of Bluegrass, with a chillingly understated final line.

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  1. Pixel Pixie Says:


  2. Devries Says:

    One of my favorite songs based upon an urban legend is Johnny Cash’s Phantom 309 about a hitch hiker picked up by a phantom truck driver.

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