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Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
21-Aug-18 - 04:15 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
An old ballad writer once had a day out
Looking for something to ballad about

He say Fyvie Castle with its turrets so tall
And the sad old gravestone beside the kirk wall.

He talked to the locals and the minister, Will
They told him that Agnes was born at the mill.

He went back to Auld Reekie, had a dram with pal Lammie
And together they made a sad ballad about Annie.


That's my theory, and I'm sticking to it.