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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Drink Down The Moon", the sort of English folk song Puritans would not have appreciated ''at all'', and which needed to have its [[IntercourseWithYou principal theme]] slightly disguised. The same applies to slice of thinly disguised paganism like "Seven Hundred Elves", and the occasional hint of Celtic dissidence, which the English state and church would not have appreciated. And you thought folk music was twee and safe?

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Drink Down The Moon", GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the sort of English folk song Puritans would not have appreciated ''at all'', and which needed to have its [[IntercourseWithYou principal theme]] slightly disguised. The same applies to slice of thinly disguised paganism like "Seven Hundred Elves", and future, please check the occasional hint of Celtic dissidence, which trope page to make sure your example fits the English state and church would not have appreciated. And you thought folk music was twee and safe?current definition.


* GypsyCurse: Alison Gross, a woman who might safely, but inaccurately, be described as "homely", dumps a real haymaker of a curse on the man who spurns her advances, with scorn and insult, three times. three times pays for all, as wit chcraft says...

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* GypsyCurse: Alison Gross, a woman who might safely, but inaccurately, be described as "homely", dumps a real haymaker of a curse on the man who spurns her advances, with scorn and insult, three times. three Three times pays for all, as wit chcraft witchcraft says...

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: The cover photo of ''Below the Salt'' shows the band posing at a dinner table, with Maddy's bare feet propped up on the table.


* Creator/TerryPratchett: The album ''Wintersmith'' is based on the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel of [[Discworld/{{Wintersmith}} the same name]]. Sir Terry himself guests on "The Good Witch", reading the passage from the book about cackling.
** The Span's version of the old English ballad ''The Two Magicians'' directly inspired the account of the magical duel between witch and wizard in ''Discworld/EqualRites''. And "The Ups and Downs" inspired "The Ins and Outs" in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''. There is a Steeleye Street in ''The Compleat Ankh-Morpork'' in acknowledgement of the connection.

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* Creator/TerryPratchett: The album ''Wintersmith'' is based on the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel of [[Discworld/{{Wintersmith}} [[Literature/{{Wintersmith}} the same name]]. Sir Terry himself guests on "The Good Witch", reading the passage from the book about cackling.
** The Span's version of the old English ballad ''The Two Magicians'' directly inspired the account of the magical duel between witch and wizard in ''Discworld/EqualRites''. ''Literature/EqualRites''. And "The Ups and Downs" inspired "The Ins and Outs" in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''.''Literature/MonstrousRegiment''. There is a Steeleye Street in ''The Compleat Ankh-Morpork'' in acknowledgement of the connection.


* EpicRocking: "King Henry" from ''Below the Salt'' comes in at about 7 minutes. And it rocks out ''without drums.''

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* EpicRocking: EpicRocking:
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"King Henry" from ''Below the Salt'' comes in at about 7 minutes. And it rocks out ''without drums.''



* WouldHarmAChild: The murderess of "Little Sir Hugh", "Long Lankin", "The Cruel Mother"... The latter at least gets sent to Hell for her crime.

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* WouldHarmAChild: The murderess of "Little Sir Hugh", "Long Lankin", "The Cruel Mother"... The latter at least gets sent to Hell {{Hell}} for her crime.


* ''Wintersmith'' (with Creator/TerryPrachett) (2013)

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* ''Wintersmith'' (with Creator/TerryPrachett) Creator/TerryPratchett) (2013)


A FolkRock band that formed in England in 1969, which, along with Music/FairportConvention, was one of the pioneers of the British version of Folk Rock.

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A FolkRock band that formed in England in 1969, which, along with Music/FairportConvention, was one of the pioneers of the British version of Folk Rock.FolkRock.

!!Studio Discography:
* ''Hark! The Village Wait'' (1970)
* ''Please to See the King'' (1971)
* ''Ten Man Mop or Mr. Reservoir Butler Rides Again'' (1971)
* ''Below the Salt'' (1972)
* ''Parcel of Rogues'' (1973)
* ''Now We Are Six'' (1974)
* ''Commoners Crown'' (1975)
* ''All Around My Hat'' (1975)
* ''Rocket Cottage'' (1976)
* ''Storm Force Ten'' (1977)
* ''Sails of Silver'' (1980)
* ''Back in Line'' (1986)
* ''Tempted and Tried'' (1989)
* ''Time'' (1996)
* ''Horkstow Grange'' (1998)
* ''Bedlam Born'' (2000)
* ''They Called Her Babylon'' (2004)
* ''Winter'' (2004)
* ''Bloody Men'' (2006)
* ''Cogs, Wheels and Lovers'' (2009)
* ''Wintersmith'' (with Creator/TerryPrachett) (2013)
* ''Dodgy Bastards'' (2016)
* ''EST'd 1969'' (2019)



* AbhorrentAdmirer: the she-creature who practically rapes Good King Henry; the titular Allison Gross, "ugliest witch in the north country" who does not take rejection kindly.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: the The she-creature who practically rapes Good King Henry; the titular Allison Gross, "ugliest witch in the north country" who does not take rejection kindly.

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* TheGrimReaper: ...is the ''narrator'' of "Shaking of the Sheets".


* ConspiracyTheories: "Little Sir Hugh" is based on a seven-hundred-year-old medieval legend (that of the fictional St. Hugh of Lincoln) about the Blood Libel, the assertion that Jews stole away good Christian children for nefarious purposes. The band edited out the anti-Semitic aspects of the song.


* WouldHarmAChild: The murderess of "Little Sir Hugh", "Long Lankin", "The Cruel Mother"...

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* WouldHarmAChild: The murderess of "Little Sir Hugh", "Long Lankin", "The Cruel Mother"... The latter at least gets sent to Hell for her crime.

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* WouldHarmAChild: The murderess of "Little Sir Hugh", "Long Lankin", "The Cruel Mother"...

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* HypocriticalHumor: There's a very dark example in "Edward". The title character repeatedly lies about where the blood on his sword came from. He eventually admits that it's [[spoiler:his brother's]], who he slew... for lying.

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* ObfuscatingDisability: The traditional folk song "[[https://mainlynorfolk.info/steeleye.span/songs/thebeggar.html The Beggar]]":
-->Sometimes we call at a rich man's hall,\\
To beg for bread and beer.\\
Sometimes we're lame, sometimes we're blind,\\
Sometimes too deaf to hear.


A FolkRock band that formed in England in 1969, and may have been the TropeNamer for the genre. (Or at least, for the British variant, which was quite different from the American version.)

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A FolkRock band that formed in England in 1969, and may have been which, along with Music/FairportConvention, was one of the TropeNamer for the genre. (Or at least, for pioneers of the British variant, which was quite different from the American version.)
version of Folk Rock.
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A FolkRock band that formed in England in 1969, and may have been the TropeNamer for the genre.

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A FolkRock band that formed in England in 1969, and may have been the TropeNamer for the genre. \n (Or at least, for the British variant, which was quite different from the American version.)

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