This is a series of posts about the #TradSongTues project, run by various people at the University of Sheffield. Every week I've been recording a song for the theme, sharing it and talking about it. Come and play on Twitter!

Family is very important to me. I get on very well with my parents and siblings, and I'm lucky enough to have an extended family that's supportive and friendly. So obviously, I sung a horrific murder ballad this week.

I got this from Paul Slade. He posted on the Mudcat Cafe1 asking if people wanted to put some of them to music. I was looking for some new material and so I did.

I don't understand how I forgot that I'd written this - I'm a big fan of it. It's nice and pacy and has a horrific story. What's not to like?


  1. The Mudcat Cafe is an online forum for folkies. I'm not a big fan of the place - the site is slow as sin, and the people who spend their time there are...interesting creatures to say the least. ↩︎


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