Golden Vanity

Posted by in Song Meanings on Feb 27, 2012

One of the finest traditional folk sagas I know – I grew up with this song, and heard it performed and recorded by many artists. I love true folk songs – the ones which say trad instead of the Author’s name. That means no one knows who originally composed the song, so it has a lengthy oral tradition. It has crossed oceans, becoming refined in the process of passing from musician to musician over the centuries.

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