Who’s really guilty here? Or, if it’s not Scottish…

Here we have Ewan MacColl’s version of Child #73, from his Classic Scots Ballads.  Thanks, Pat, for mentioning it.  The song is sung in Scots, and there are a few passages which I have yet to understand clearly, but the gist of the narrative and its differences with “Fair Ellender” … → read more

Fair Ellender

For the first selection: Fair Ellender.   Here is Jerry Garcia and David Grisman’s version from “Shady Grove.” Fair Ellender  (Spotify) Here’s the same song on YouTube: (link replaced 12/10/14) While not the most famous of the genre, this one has had some legs, with versions by Mike Seeger, another … → read more