People/Characters: Naomi Wise

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American murder ballads and their stories by Olive Woolley Burt
Ballads and Songs From Ohio by Mary O. Eddy
Dear old Illinois : traditional music of downstate Illinois : over 750 items of traditional music from downstate Illinois representing two significant collections with chords of accompaniment for the guitar by Garry Harrison
East Tennessee and western Virginia mountain ballads by Pierre Celestin Cambiaire
Folk song in South Carolina (Tricentennial booklet no. 9) by Charles W. Joyner
Folksongs of Florida (Florida Sand Dollar Book) by Alton C. Morris
Folksongs of Mississippi and their background by Arthur Palmer Hudson
Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and Other Traditional American Folk Songs by Richard Polenberg
The Heritage Book of Ballads by MacEdward Leach
Hootenanny Tonight! by James F. Leisy
Maryland folk legends and folk songs, by George Gibson Carey
Native American balladry, a descriptive study and a bibliographical syllabus by G. Malcolm Laws
Old, old folk songs by Fred High
Ozark Folksongs by Vance Randolph
Ozark Folksongs: British Ballads and Songs, Vol. 1 (British Ballads & Songs) by Vance Randolph
Traditional American Folk Songs from the Anne and Frank Warner Collection by Anne Warner

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Naomi Wise (died 1808): Murder victim. Naomi became pregnant by John Lewis, who drowned her. The murder became the subject of two well-known folk songs, "Omie Wise" and "Naomi Wise."

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