Half in jest Jon calls this, “Track one on Now That’s What I Call Incest Murder Ballads Vol 4.” That seems about bob on as far as I can see. This is also known as Lizzie Wan, but Jon picked up this version from Martin Carthy and you can find a version of it on his CD with Dave Swarbrick Skin And Bone. It’s a Child Ballad (#51) and this link suggests was published in Herd’s Scottish Songs in 1776. You will find Mudcat variants including Edward, (Child Ballad #13) where it is a brother who is slain, although the reason for the murder seems less clear.
The buy links should now work properly. We had some problems with a duplicate track and everything needed to be updated, but I’ve just tested them and they are now OK!
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