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Scotland’s Bloody Ballads

SCOTLAND THE GRAVE

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£3.95 including FREE postage to UK

Published 2011.

 

She drank the red blood from him ran

 

Old Scottish ballads and poems tell gripping stories of foul murder, wanton bloodshed and poisonings, betrayal and vengeance, incest and infanticide, heart-felt longing and sorrow, all in a lively and an accessible style.

 

Scotland’s Bloody Ballads features a carefully chosen selection of 21 of the most engrossing, grisly and tragic ballads. These are written in Scots, most of which is still in everyday use, and a full glossary of words is included, along with the story – based on real events or imagined – behind each of the ballads.

 

He put it tae his ruby lips, and the rank poison gaed in

Contents

Introduction

The Twa Corbies

Lamkin

Lady Maisry

Lord Thomas and Fair Annet

Sir Patrick Spens

The Border Widow’s Lament

Johnie Faa: the Gypsy Laddie

Lord Randal

Johnie Armstrong

The Gay Goss Hawk

Marie Hamilton

Lord Thomas and Lady Margaret

Bessie Bell and Mary Gray

Lady Jean

Edward

Helen of Kirkconnel

Edom o’ Gordon

The Dowie Houms o’ Yarrow

The Deamon Lover

Binnornie

The Bonnie Earl o’ Moray

 

Glossary

Some Notes of Pronounciation

Paperback £3.95

ISBN: 9781899874545

Series: Scotland the Grave

Extent: 96 text pp

Illus: b&w drawings + photos

Dimensions: 180 mm high x 110 mm wide x 5 mm thick

Weight: 83g

 

Printed by Bell and Bain in Glasgow, Scotland

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