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Thread #109707   Message #2296066
Posted By: Don Firth
23-Mar-08 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: Sad traditional songs?
Subject: RE: Sad traditional songs?
I don't see "Jock o'Hazeldean" as a sad song. In fact, it's about a young woman being shoved into an arranged marriage, but on the wedding day, she takes command of her own life and
They sought her both in bower and hall,
But the lady wasna' seen.
She's o'er the border and awa'
Wi' Jock o'Hazeldean!
The man she really loves. Way to go, girl!!


Now, if you want a sad song, how about the one Carl Sandburg referred to as "The Sad Song?" Also known as "Lady Mary."

Don Firth