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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 11: The Cruel Brother

The lyrics to all versions may be found here. Once more we have a lovely ballad about messed up family dynamics and murder.  In this ballad a man kills his sister on her wedding day because the groom failed to … Continue reading

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Child 6: Willie’s Lady

Next we have a lovely tale of witchcraft, messed up family dynamics, and an impossibly long pregnancy.  Read the lyrics here.  At least the hero of this one is more sympathetic than Gil Brenton. Willie has taen him oer the … Continue reading

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