The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164332   Message #3930819
Posted By: Jim Carroll
14-Jun-18 - 06:45 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads in Ireland
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads in Ireland
Thanks Kevin
I'm assuming that Tom was referring to THIS ONE - very popular with Scots Travellers
Edward is probably the most popular Traveller Ballad in the Child canon
The one I'll be using is a Traveller version the singer referred to as 'The Ballad of Cain and Abel' which he linked with the Biblical story and the Origin Myth that Travellers first took to the road after a man was banished for a crime (making the nails for the Crucifixion was the most widespread one, but boiling holy water to make tea is my particular favourite)
Nearly thare