Wed, 27 November 2013
Roud 8, the Twa Sisters. Or the Two Sisters. Or 30 different other titles. This ballad, first published in 1656, has it's roots in European culture as far back to the 9th Century and spreads out like a great tree from there, with different leaves on each branch but the same trunk underneath. If you like the way I murdered that metaphor, you'll love this tale of murder and jealousy and dismemberment and fiddle-making.