Mudcat Café message #809711 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52803   Message #809711
Posted By: Willie-O
23-Oct-02 - 08:08 PM
Thread Name: Choosing a Child Ballad for Study
Subject: RE: Choosing a Child Ballad for Study
I recommend "The Battle of Harlaw". Precisely because you can read it right off the page, and it rocks! And the lyrics are relatively easy to interpret, and tell a great ironic tale. (One brother says to the other, "There's HOW many thoosand Hielandmen? Hold on, I think we should just wait under this tree for awhile, I seem to have forgotten me armour. I'll just send for it...")