The Blades of Strawblane

The song originated in Scotland centuries ago, and made its way to North America soon after. This variant was collected in New Brunswick. It tells the story that's common in many folksongs: a young woman is courted by a man who proposes marriage. His proposal is rejected, however, due to his status as a "rover", and that the woman fears she is too young. Implied in the text, however, is the fact that she is secretly promised to another who is far away. The arrangement features random whispering and speaking parts that will intrigue your audiences.

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