Better story teller than Edmund Fitzgerald?

There was a thread on A'gon about the most perfect song.  We had reasons for picking various, but for me it was Gordong Lightfoot's Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Perhaps it featured an aspect of song writing that no one else much cared for:  A deep and detailed story in the song.

So I ask you, A'goners, what songs are as good or better at telling a story of a historical event? 


Widespread Panic: "1x1." Sugarman!

I also seem to remember a touching ballad by Deep Purple about a 1971 casino fire in Montreux, Switzerland....

@docknow that whole Hell on Church Street album by the Punch Bros as was the original by Tony Rice is excellent.

@northman Love that tune as I also do Hatfield by Widespread Panic. Many of their tunes tell a solid story. The Vic Chessnut/Widespread Panic band Brute also has some great ones like Aunt Avis.

I would add pretty much any album by Darrell Scott or Guy Clark for some excellent story telling tunes.

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