Eels boiled in broth

This is a follow up to the Staple Singers/Dylan post. I had said that the question and answer lyric structure for Dylan’s song, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall was taken from the english ballad Lord Randall. Here is a version by living Appalachian legend Jean Ritchie.


Jean Ritchie – Lord Randall

Lord Randall is a classic example of a Murder Ballad in the Anglo folk tradition. Dark and morbid stuff indeed.

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