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The Prickelly Bush (The Maid Freed From The Gallows)
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95C.6 ‘Now I have got out of this prickly bush, That prickled my heart so sore, And I have got out of this prickly bush, I’ll never get in it no more.’ 95D: The Maid Freed From the Gallows.
" The Maid Freed from the Gallows " is one of many titles of a centuries-old folk song about a condemned maiden pleading for someone to buy her freedom from the executioner.
Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Maid Freed From the Gallows From: Malcolm Douglas Date: 23 Sep 00 - PM It all depends on precisely which version of the song you're talking about (and which version of Matty Groves, come to that!). Writing in the late s, Bertrand Bronson described it as the thirteenth most popular (of the ballads listed by Child) in the British-American tradition; that.
Aug 13, · Answered Aug 13, · Author has k answers and m answer views There’s a ballad from the Scottish borders, recorded in the 19th century by Francis James Child and commonly known as “Child 95”, called “The Maid Freed From The Gallows” (or sometimes “The Prickly Bush”).
Oh, Stop Your Hand, Lord Judge. The Prickly Bush. The Hangman's Tree. Hangman, Slack on the Line. Hangman. The Sycamore Tree. The Prick'ty Bush. The Prickle Holly Bush. The Hangerman's Tree. Freed from the Gallows. Slack Your Rope. The Gallent Tree. The Hangman's Song. Hangman, Slack Up Your Rope. The Hangman's Son. Hangman, Hold Your Rope.
In UK and European versions, the prisoner is almost always a maid, often one kidnapped and held for ransom by pirates; in America's southern Appalachians and in the Texas-Louisiana area where the song is also known, the condemned is usually a man.
The Maid Freed from the Gallows. The history of this song, from its time-lost roots through its recording by Led Zeppelin as Gallows Pole, is a truly fascinating trip. I'd like to know, what do folks think would be needed to bring this one up to FA quality? bd T , 19 November (UTC).
The ballad is known throughout Northern and Southern Europe. There are many versions - fifty in Finland alone. Variants and alternate titles include: The Maid Freed From the Gallows, The Pricklie Bush and Hangman, Hangman. No date is given for the ballad - it is said to be "ancient." This ballad is Child Ballad #95 (The Maid Freed From the.