Mudcat Café message #728169 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Susan of DT
12-Jun-02 - 05:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Subject: RE: Sheath and Knife
Sadie - The 4 brother/sister incest Child ballads are
#16 Sheath & Knife - knowing incest - he kills her at her request
#50 Bonny Hind - accidental incest - she kills self
#51 Lucy Wan - knowing incest - he kills her
#52 King's Daughter Lady Jean - accidental incest - outcome varies with version. I have been singing Sarah Cleveland's version where they all survive.