On lp The Unquiet Grave. Child ballad n°209, related to a Scottish ballad about George Gordon, Earl of Huntly (16th century), who was jailed for refusing to arrest a poor poacher. In most versions Geordie (or Georgie) is the poacher, while his wife, mother of 6 (and almost 7) of his children, begs for pardon but won't be heard.
Harry Cox [Peter Kennedy recording reissued on Folksongs Of England, Scotland & Wales Vol 2 in the Alan Lomax Collection.]
Julie Felix [with Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick]
Fabrizio De Andre [Italian version]
Trees [on second album On The Shore]
Maddy Prior & June Tabor [The Silly Sisters]
Robin Williamson [as Geordie Gordon]
Gnarls Barkley [sample from the Trees version in title track of St. Elsewhere album]
Also cut by Woody Guthrie, Ewan MacColl, A.L. Lloyd, Texas Gladden, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Frank Proffitt and Jean Ritchie.