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Lord Ullin's Daughter

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Performer: Unknown
Place Collected: South Cerney
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 3138

This sounds like an old traditional ballad but is actually a poem by Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)   from Argyllshire.  This seems to be the only instance of the song being collected in oral tradition in England although several American versions exist.

 

Notes by Gwilym Davies 3 April 2016


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