In lieu of a proper post, I’m going to try something new. Namely, sharing a couple different versions of a folk song. This week, you get “Willie O’ Winsbury,” Child Ballad 100 (Roud 64). It’s a Scottish song that dates back at least the eve of the American Revolution according to Wikipedia.
Here’s the inimitable Anne Briggs performing it:
And here’s the always enjoyable Pentangle with their version:
And, more recently, we have Ye Vagabonds out of Ireland with their take on it:
My toddler requests (nay, demands!) this last version at bedtime.
I hope this collection brightens your day.