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Lovers killed by parents

ChillToad 21 Feb 12 - 06:09 AM
Jack Campin 21 Feb 12 - 06:24 AM
Richard Bridge 21 Feb 12 - 07:12 AM
Dave Sutherland 21 Feb 12 - 07:54 AM
RTim 21 Feb 12 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,Don Wise 21 Feb 12 - 10:54 AM
GUEST,999 21 Feb 12 - 11:25 AM
Jack Campin 21 Feb 12 - 12:50 PM
Richard Bridge 21 Feb 12 - 02:28 PM
ChillToad 22 Feb 12 - 05:40 AM
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Subject: Lovers killed by parents
From: ChillToad
Date: 21 Feb 12 - 06:09 AM

I'm looking for songs involving lovers being killed by their parents. I'm singing at a good friend's wedding soon, and thought I'd throw in some depressing songs, just to show how lucky they are.

I've been riffling through my current repertoire and Kate Rusby's 'A Rose in April' springs to mind, as do 'Suzie Clelland' and 'Andrew Lammie' (but thats a bit long). 'The Drowned lovers' (not strictly killed by parents, but they are certainly morally culpable) might suit.

Other suggestions please?


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Subject: RE: Lovers killed by parents
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Feb 12 - 06:24 AM

Clyde's Waters.


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Subject: RE: Lovers killed by parents
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Feb 12 - 07:12 AM

Young Edwin
Betsy the Serving Maid


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Subject: RE: Lovers killed by parents
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 21 Feb 12 - 07:54 AM

Do brothers count?

Bruton Town
Dowie Dens of Yarrow
Clerk Saunders


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Subject: RE: Lovers killed by parents
From: RTim
Date: 21 Feb 12 - 07:58 AM

The Famous Flower of Serving Men

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Lovers killed by parents
From: GUEST,Don Wise
Date: 21 Feb 12 - 10:54 AM

One or both sets of parents?

"Lady Diamond" could be a possibility- her father kills him (suffocation and sword) and is morally culpable of her death (broken heart?).

Surely "Andrew Lammie" belongs under the category 'brothers'?
I don't exactly see the foul play in "Clyde Waters"-surely he drowns trying to ford a river in flood?


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Subject: RE: Lovers killed by parents
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Feb 12 - 11:25 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tim4VzHUUyQ


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Subject: RE: Lovers killed by parents
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Feb 12 - 12:50 PM

I don't exactly see the foul play in "Clyde Waters"-surely he drowns trying to ford a river in flood?

After being sent away with the mother's curse.


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Subject: RE: Lovers killed by parents
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Feb 12 - 02:28 PM

and turned away from the door by her mother too


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Subject: RE: Lovers killed by parents
From: ChillToad
Date: 22 Feb 12 - 05:40 AM

Thanks people. Any combination of parent(s) out of four will do, as will any or all lovers.

The Drowned Lovers is really Nic Jones' take on Clyde's Water, and I think that the two mothers definitely deserve to end up in Auld Nick's less than tender care.

I had forgotten Famous Flower, though that too is perhaps a bit long.

Andrew Lammie? Agreed, it was the brother wot dun it, and though the whole family connive at her death, I am trying to stick to parents. (I'm saving "brothers" for an incest theme on another occasion - don't ask.)

I do like Young Edwin though and Betsy The Serving Maid. Lady Diamond too - anyone recommend any particular variant/recording?


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