Lord Donald
Fieldworkers
Date 1987
Track ID 82998
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1987.128

Original Tape ID

SA1987.128

Summary

In this ballad, a dialogue between Lord Ronald and his mother reveals he has been poisoned by his sweetheart and will die. He leaves instructions for dividing his possessions among his family. To his sweetheart he will leave a rope and halter, so that she may be hanged for murder.

Stanley Robertson learned the song from his mother and from his aunt, Jeannie Robertson.

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R10; GD209; C12;