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Mysha Big Ballads (28) RE: Big Ballads 01 Aug 16


There's a version of The Grey Silkie shortened to 18? verses, but though it's well done, it does leave out some details that I feel are important. Thus, it would seem I'll have to include the ninety-something verse version in my repertoire for next year.

Then again, I don't know the melody of that full version. Do these longer ballads come with a set melody, or are they done so rarely that they are passed on as lyrics on paper with each singer setting them to music again.

Of course, there's one advantage to having a ballad with plenty of verses in your repertoire: If someone ever limits you to a single song for no good reason, you know what to do about it.


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