Why dois your brand sae drap wi bluid?

Note: This is Part 3 of a 4 part series – see also Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4 This week’s first post introduced us to the ballad “Edward” in Ireland and America.  My second post this week introduced a version from England and one from Scotland, and mainly … → read more

Edward / What Put the Blood? / The Blood on His Shirt Sleeve

  Cain Leadeth Abel to Death – Chromolithograph book plate, James Tissot, 1904 Note: This is Part 1 of a 4 part series – see also Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 This week we’re back in to the Child Ballads.  It’s been over a month since Ken’s last foray into this territory, so I … → read more