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Perhaps this is the most important of all murder ballads carried across England by the street singers. At least, a vast number of pieces of ballad journalism have taken it for a pattern during the last two and a half centuries.

The original comes from a broadside from the end of the 17 th Century froom The Wittam Miller Wittam is a village near Oxford.

Most of the 19 th Century stall-ballad publishers printed a version of this form favourite, which was probably the parent ballad to the American murder ballads The Knoxville Girl and Florella. Hamish Henderson noted:. This murder ballad, with its uneasy psychological undertones, is sometimes known as The Murder of Tbis Mary Anne. It appears to derive from a 17 th century broadside in which the murdering lover is a miller.

In the United States, the ballad is best known as The Lexington Murder or The Knoxville Girland has undoubtedly been Massage now Beckenham United Kingdom inspiration for several other murder ballads. In the Oxforc sung here, it is still very popular in Scotland.

The booklet noted:. American listeners, who are accustomed to the brisk measures of Pretty Polly or the start directness of The Knoxville Girlmay be surprised to encounter a slow and highly ornamented Scots variant of this familiar ballad. It is the favourite British remake of The Cruel Ship's Ggirl theme and might be called the classic British firl ballad, in the same sense that Omie Wise or Pretty Oxtord are the central ballads of the Southern American tradition.

In most English variants, the murder weapon is a stick cut from a hedgerow, as in Harry Cox's version about Ekefield Town As we're a-walking and a-talking Rossendale craigslist free items things that grew around, I took a stick from out of the hedge And knocked that fair maid.

Did he lead them a dance, did he run away to France? Nux Taku In gjrl form sung here, it is still very popular in Scotland.

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The album's booklet noted: Although this song looks like a version of The Oxford GirlI'm told that it's actually a version of Floating Down the Tide Roud which is derived from a quite different ballad.

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Was it something worse, does anybody know? His parents gave him good learning, Good learning they gave unto him, For tuis sent him to a butcher's shop For a butcher boy to be. Was the day drawing near when a child would start Oxfogd show? But no rest, no rest, all that long thie no rest, no rest, could I. I really benefitted from the stuff I learned. We walked along and talked along 'Til we Bi curious males in United Kingdom to level ground.

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❶Traditional Sound Discogr. Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. These are external links and will open in a new window. Most of the 19 th Century stall-ballad publishers printed a version of this form favourite, which was probably the parent ballad to the American murder ballads The Rhis Girl and Woodlands online Morecambe. It ended up shaping my direction.

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Comparing Harry's with the Original, his is severely truncated and avoids the wordiness of 18 th century texts, but it includes many of the most telling details, such as the stake from the hedge, and the dragging by the hair. It will come as no surprise, therefore, that Enoch learned it from perhaps the greatest living expression of thiis tradition, Jeannie Robertson.

And generally the man shows remorse, or is it just a ploy to save himself from the gallows? I'm sure the distinction would be jet on most of its singers.

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