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The Outlandish Knight

One of the ballads that is known widespread throughout Great Britain and Ireland, the song of The Outlandish Knight, also has many close links to similar tales that have spread across Northern Europe. 642 more words

British Folk Music

Long Lankin

“Everyone loves a good killing. The more bloody and cruel the killing, the more interesting it is likely to be, especially when the victims are helpless: a woman alone, an infant child. 563 more words

British Folk Music

Broken By Jake Bugg

So I heard about Jake Bugg through the Fault in Our Stars soundtrack and I was really digging his voice. It wasn’t until a good friend told me about how much she loved him, that I really started to listen to his music and I’m in loooooveee!!! 253 more words


The Desire to Kill: Blood Fantasy, Guns, & the Song of the Week (4/20/2015)

A while back, I was watching a discussion about gun control on Facebook. One commenter identified himself as a gun owner and said, “If anyone comes into my home without invitation they aren’t coming out alive.” 379 more words


Landay - NaPoWriMo Day 19

This is what I love about National Poetry Writing Month: I always learn something new.

Today’s poetry prompt is to write a landay–a couplet of 22 syllables, 9 in the first line and 13 in the second. 289 more words


If I had my way - Peter, Paul & Mary


Peter, Paul and Mary with some foot-stompin’ gospel.

If I Had My Way was originally recorded by Blind Willie Johnson in 1927.  The song has since been recorded by several popular artists including the Grateful Dead, whose 1977 album Terrapin Station features a studio recording of the song under the title “Samson and Delilah.”


I’m an out-and-out dag and love old folk songs as much as love hip hop tunes.
This is one of my all-time fave Canadian songs by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. 69 more words