Literature Child Ballads Discussion

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08:02:05 AM Jul 12th 2011
There's also "King Henry", as performed by British folk-rockers Steeleye Span, which has a twist in the tail: an abhorrent moster descends on King Henry while out hunting, and the loathsome female demands first meat, then drink, then a man for the night. King Henry provides all three, and in the morning the creature is gone, replaced by a beautiful woman who thanks her Knig for the noble sacrifices that have lifted the curse on her...
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