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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