OMIE WISE

Created on 05/11/2015
Latest update on 10/01/2020

Artist: Grayson & Whitter
Author: traditional
Label: Gennett
Year: 1927

About a murder case in North Carolina in 1807 triggering the collective imagination. Omie's murderer (and lover) Jonathan Lewis couldn't be convicted for failed evidence but confessed on his dying bed. A second ballad (as Naomi Wise) was recorded by Vernon Dalhart for Edison in 1925.

Covers:

1930:

Clarence Ashley

1959:

Shirley Collins

1962:

Mike Seeger & Ralph Rinzler [as Poor Omie]

1963:

Dock Boggs [as Little Omie Wise]

1963:

Judy Henske [as The Ballad Of Little Romy]

1971:

Pentangle

1973:

Doc Watson

2003:

Scott H. Biram [as Little Omie Wise]

2003:

Okkervil River

2006:

Kate & Anna McGarrigle [with Elvis Costello]

2018:

Lady Lynn

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