Anyone who’s known me for any length of time, knows i’m a sucker for acoustic guitar and tight harmony. This song is one reason why. I loved it for a long, long time as a child. Finally got to sing it as a group in my Chorale class in high school. A tiny group of 25 singers? including 5 guys, the lot of us working our way around 5 part harmony with relative ease. 1st and 2nd Soprano (i was one of the 2nds), Alto, and the guys split between Tenor/Bass.
This was running through my head, figured i’d inflict it on you lot. Based on some much older english ballads, mostly linked to stories of the Fae and the usual bargain/impossible tasks. *grin* It’s a haunting song anyway you put it.