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JB3 ADD: False Knight upon the Road (Steeleye Span) (21) RE: False Knight as sung by Steeleye Span 10 May 98

I remember hearing that the reason most versions mention how still the boy stands, is that he's standing in a magic circle and dare not leave the protection that it affords. Usually the diabolic knight is undone by the mentioning of "hell", a sort of power-in-naming that's found in some other old ballads.

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