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Child 15: Leesome Brand

Child collected two versions of Leesome Brand.  Both can be found here.  I’m not sure why he classified them as the same ballad, since they look to me like two very different stories.  Version A is an odd, and kind … Continue reading

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Child 12: Lord Randal

 ‘O where have you been, Lord Randal, my son? And where have you been, my handsome young man?’ ‘I ha been at the greenwood; mother make my bed soon, For I’m wearied wi hunting and fain wad lie down’ -Version … Continue reading

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Child 3: The False Knight Upon the Road

Link to the words. Another riddle song.  I’m starting to get tired of riddle songs, though I will admit this one is a bit of a childhood favorite. Once again the devil is disguised as a knight and challenging someone … Continue reading

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