The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157805   Message #3832543
Posted By: Lighter
14-Jan-17 - 10:34 AM
Thread Name: Border & Hero ballads, Child #171-188
Subject: RE: Border & Hero ballads, Child #171-188
What also distinguishes the rewrites in B&R from so many lesser attempts by others is that in style and content they are in (if not "of") "the Tradition." They don't submit slavishly to current tastes.

For what I consider a successful attempt to write new "Child" ballads
from scratch, try Bob Coltman's "Son of Child":