I read the ballad "Gallows Pole", which talks about a man, about to be hung for an unknown crime, trying to save himself. Eventually, when the hangman is bribed with money and allowed to rape the victim's sister, he still hangs the man. The rest of his family has only came to see him hung, and does not attempt to help. This ballad talks about betrayal and indifference, and end on a sad note. At the same time, this ballad is enthralling and fun to listen to.