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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 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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