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Tamlane

A handmade book of the folk ballad ‘The Young Tamlane’, taken from the 1857 edition of English and Scottish Ballads, edited by Francis James Child. It's a tale concerning the rescue of a childhood lover from the fairy Queen.

I first heard this ballad on the 1969 album, Liege and Lief by Fairport Convention. Their version is called Tamlin and was transcribed to modern English from the old Scottish, so to avoid copyright issues I went back to the 1857 Child edition.

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