The Brown Girl

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The Brown Girl is Child ballad 295.


The brown girl received a letter from her lover, telling her that he was rejecting her for a more beautiful woman. Then she received another, saying he was dying and summoning her. She told him she was delighted at his dying.


Recorded by Dawn Landes for The 78 Project in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on September 1, 2011. This is on the Steeleye Span 1976 album Rocket Cottage.

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