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This is what happens when I adapt a folk song. Since it already had intrigue, cuckolding trysts, duels to the death and spousal murder, all that kept it from being the most awesome folk song ever was a lack of fops, vengeful ghosts, surprise castration by sword, and rampant homosexuality. I thoughtfully rememdied that for everyone. You're welcome.
When I play traditional folk songs, I perform them like dramatic recitation, do all the voices, proper emotional inflection, etc. Because I'm a serious bard, yo. Check me out.
The layering of tracks for the harmonies created this sort of 'sung through a bullhorn' effect, so while I muted it for most of the song, I decided to keep the effect in there for the verses where Lord Arlen is losing his shit at people, and at the end. It struck me as really ominous.
My husband recommends that you have your best handkerchief at the ready when you listen to this, especially if you're an LGBTQ person or ally.