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Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.

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BURNING TIMES
CAPTAIN GLENN
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CRUEL MOTHER
DANNY BOY (2)
DEVIL AND FEATHERY WIFE
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DEVIL VERSUS THE WIDOW
DO VIRGINS TASTE BETTER?
EDDYSTONE LIGHT
ELF CALL
FRITZ THE GERMAN DRAGON
FROG KISSING
GELDING THE DEVIL
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GREAT SILKIE
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I DREAMED THERE WERE UNICORNS
JACK ROWLAND
JERSEY DEVIL
KEMP OWYNE
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KING HENRY
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MARY'S DREAM
MAURICE KELLY
MERMAID (RULE BRITANNIA) (2)
MISS BAILEY
MISTER FOX
MOLLY BAWN (POLLY VAUGHN 2)
MOVING FATHER'S GRAVE
MY GOOD OLD MAN
NOBOD Y LOVES A FAIRY WHEN SHE'S FORTY
OAK, ASH, AND THORN
OLD WIFE OF COVERDALE
PAT O'BRIEN
PIPER'S REFRAIN (DUNCAN CAMPBELL)
PROUD LADY MARGARET
PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON
QUEEN OF ELFAN'S NOURICE
REYNARDINE
RIDERS IN THE SKY
ROLLING OF THE STONES
SEASON OF THE WITCH
SEVEN HUNDRED ELVES
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SLEEPY OWLSEY
STOLEN CHILD
SUFFOLK MIRACLE
SUSANNA MARTIN
SUSANNA MARTIN
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TAM LIN
THE COCKERHAM DEVIL
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THE DEMON LOVER
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THE EARL OF MAR'S DAUGHTER
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THE MAID'S CONJURING BOOK
THE MERMAID
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THE SMART SCHOOLBOY
THE SUFFOLK MIRACLE
THE TWO BROTHERS 4
THE TWO MAGICIANS
THE UNQUIET GRAVE
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THE WIFE OF USHERS WELL
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TOM PIERCE (TAM PEARSE)
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Subject: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 10:39 AM

Searching for folk songs and ballads with a spooky theme. I am searching for songs for myself and others to use for a Zoom Samhain/All Souls/Halloween theme singing session. We want to stick to traditional songs. Lessor know songs would be fun to find. But I am open to suggestions and leads. Much thanks. I look forward to getting some ideas.

Rose


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: Deckman
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 12:12 PM

LOOK UP "THE HAUNTED HUNTER" AS RECORDED BY ROSILEE SORRELS. BOB(DECKMAN)NELSON


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: Deckman
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 12:14 PM

ALSO LOOK UP "THE FLYING DUTCHMAN". BOB(DECKMAN)NELSON


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: Deckman
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 12:15 PM

ABD LOOK UO … :THE UNQUET GRAVE". BOB NELSON


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: Deckman
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 12:16 PM

ALSO … "WITH HER HEAD TUCKED UNDERNIETH HER ARM". BOB


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 03:26 PM

Bramble Briar/ Bruton Town
Unquiet Grave
Cruel Mother


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: leeneia
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 04:00 PM

Sweet William and Lady Margot
She moved through the fair (a ghost but not scarey)


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: leeneia
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 04:02 PM

Jennifer Gentle and Roaemarie
Scarborough Fair

not ghosts but the devil. Still supernatural

Willie's Lady - the mother-in-law is a witch


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 04:31 PM

See previous threads such as this one. The Suffolk Miracle / Holland Handerchief is a good one. Also some of the night-visiting songs where the visiting lover turns out to be dead, and the ballad Sweet William's Ghost


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: Felipa
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 04:43 PM

Tam Lin https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5686
Tam o' Shanter http://www.robertburns.org.uk/Assets/Poems_Songs/tamoshanter.htm
The Daemon Lover
The Highwayman


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: Felipa
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 04:44 PM

I suppose the Highwayman doesn't qualify as "traditional", and what about Robbie Burns?


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: Jack Campin
Date: 17 Oct 20 - 03:52 AM

The Grey Cock (Penguin Book of English Folk Songs).


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 19 Oct 20 - 10:41 PM

Alison Gross
The Wife of Ushers well
Lady Margaret
The Gay Green Gown
Sawney Bean
The Braw Shoon
Long Lankin


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: oldhippie
Date: 20 Oct 20 - 08:49 AM

Bringing Mary Home


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: Susan of DT
Date: 21 Oct 20 - 07:44 PM

I made a group for some of the supernatural/witch/devil/monster etc. songs from the Digital Tradition. There are so many more.


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Oct 20 - 12:48 AM

thanks, Susan


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Subject: RE: Ballads & folk songs w/ haunting theme.
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 22 Oct 20 - 01:49 AM

Mainly Norfolk; Finest Kind sang Bay of Biscay on their 2010 album For Honour & for Gain. They noted:

Ian [Robb] first heard this beautiful Irish supernatural night visiting song at the St Albans Folk Club in 1969, sung by Tim Hart and Maddy Prior. Tim and Maddy apparently had it from Geoff Woods, who collected it from James McKinley of Tranarossen, Donegal.

“Oh Willy dear, where are those blushes,
Those blushes I knew long years ago?”
“Oh Mary dear, the cold clay has them
I am only the ghost of your Willy-o.”

“Oh Mary dear, the dawn is coming.
Don't you think it is time for me to go?
I am leaving you quite broken-hearted
For to cross the Bay of Biscay-o.”


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