On October 26, 1998.

On October 26, 1998, “4AD” label released “Murder, Misery and Then Goodnight”, the third Kristin Hersh album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Kristin Hersh, Billy O’Connell and Steve Rizzo.


  • Kristin Hersh – vocals, guitar, arranger
  • Ryder James O’Connell – piano, backing vocals
  • Steve Rizzo – engineer, mixing
  • David Narcizo – artwork, design
  • John Patrick Salisbury – photography

Track listing:

All tracks Appalachian folk songs, except where noted.

  1. Down in the Willow Garden – Charlie Monroe
  2. I Will Never Marry – A. P. Carter
  3. Sweet Roseanne
  4. Poor Ellen Smith – Molly Davis
  5. Pretty Polly
  6. Little Birdy
  7. Mama’s Gonna Buy
  8. Fly Around My Blue Eyed Girl
  9. Banks of the Ohio
  10. Three Nights Drunk
  11. What’ll We Do With the baby-o
  12. Whole Heap of Little Horses,

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