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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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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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Child 4: Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight Part 2

As I mentioned in part 1, Child had plenty to say about this ballad.  In his notes he describes a rich folkloric history and very different versions of the ballad and the story it tells from all over Europe. Of … Continue reading

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Child 4: Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight Part 1

This ballad is my favorite so far.  They lyrics can be found here. Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight tells the story of a young girl who runs off with a strange knight after he either enchants her with music … Continue reading

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