The Bonniest Companie

Aren’t we the bonniest companie? Come with us…

The haunting end of The Hinds is inspired by the ballad Tam Lin which I knew from Fairport Convention’s version on Liege and Lief. I went off searching for Tam Lin and instead I found a poem in the Child Ballads wikipedia entry where the following is a list of themes from the ballads:

romance, enchantment, devotion, determination,

obsession, jealousy, forbidden love, insanity,

hallucination,

uncertainty of one’s sanity,

the ease with which the truth can be suppressed temporarily,

supernatural experiences,

supernatural deeds,

half-human creatures…

About ballsofwool

knitter, mum, thinker
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