Monthly Archives: September 2012

Child 9: The Fair Flower of Northumberland

Lyrics are here. In this ballad a Scottish prisoner convinces the teenage daughter of the English lord who is jailing him to help him escape by promising to marry her.  Once they are across the Scottish border he tells her … Continue reading

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Child 8: Erlinton

Lyrics here. Child says in the notes that he almost included this as a version of Earl Brand and only listed it as a separate ballad because of the happy ending. In version A, Erlinton locks his daughter up in … Continue reading

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