Traditional American folk song.
Peak: #74 (150,029 songs currently in Acoustic)
Peak in sub-genre: #13 (13,406 songs currently in Folk)
February 23, 2013
MP3 2.9 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
Arrangement copyright Steve Suffet.
Story behind the song
The real John Hardy was hanged for murder at Welch, West Virginia, on January 19, 1894. The photo from the West Virginia state archives shows John Hardy's execution.