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Thread #158897   Message #3761946
Posted By: Brian Peters
31-Dec-15 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: a folk song with lots of incarnations
Subject: RE: a folk song with lots of incarnations
The gallows pole. I like the idea of there being a Led Zeppelin version.

They got it from Leadbelly: Leadbelly: Gallis Pole

The website with the curious name of 'Mainly Norfolk' is very useful if you want to know about different recordings of a particular folk song. For example:

Mainly Norfolk: Maid Freed from the Gallows

There doesn't seem to be an orchestral arrangement of that song, which is a pity - it ticks plenty of other boxes.