Tag Archives: pregnancy

Child 16: Sheath and Knife

It is talked about the warld  all over, The brume blooms bonnie and says it is fair The king’s dochter gaes wi child to her brither. And we’ll never gang doun to the brume onie mair Here is a happy … Continue reading

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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 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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