The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157805   Message #3726834
Posted By: Joe Offer
28-Jul-15 - 09:37 PM
Thread Name: Border & Hero ballads, Child #171-188
Subject: RE: Border ballads, Child #171-188
I'm a little upset by this, because I have believed for years that Sadie was the one person in all the world who could sing all the Child Ballads without referring to notes. Alas, I now find that my Goddess of Ballads has some she doesn't know....

But hey, I still like her. After all, Sadie is the brilliant celebrity who wrote Cruelish Sister (Child #10). I don't know anyone else in the world who's written a Child Ballad.

I called Sadie and sent her MP3 files for 182, 184, 186, and 188 - so those are taken care of. I think she's ok for 181 (Earl of Murray) and I know she's fine with 173 (Mary Hamilton).

We came up with nothing at all for

Can anybody find recordings of these Child Ballads?

YouTube or Spotify links are very helpful, or you can send an MP3 to me at and I'll forward it to Sadie.