UNQUIET GRAVE, THE

Created on 29/03/2010
Latest update on 07/05/2024

Artist: Andrew Rowan Summers
Author: traditional
Label: Folkways
Year: 1951

Probably dating from the 15th century. Collected by Francis James Child in 1868 as Child Ballad #78 (also as Cold Blows The Wood, The Restless Grave, The Resurrected Lover and Lost Jimmie Whalen). Morality: mourning too long (longer than "for twelve months and a day") disturbs the dead.

Covers:

1955:

Ed McCurdy

1956:

Ewan MacColl & A.L. Lloyd

1957:

Dean Gitter

1957:

Bob Gibson [as Lost Jimmie Whalen; same subject]

1959:

Shirley Collins

1961:

Jean Ritchie

1964:

Joan Baez

1965:

Peter, Paul & Mary [as Jimmy Whalen]

1967:

Hedy West

1972:

Frankie Armstrong

1973:

Gryphon

1975:

Dubliners

1978:

New Lost City Ramblers

1995:

Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr

1996:

Faith & The Muse

1997:

Ween [as Cold Blows The Wind]

2001:

Papa M

2007:

Bonnie Prince Billy

2007:

Golden Glows [as The Wind Blew Up, The Wind Blew Down]

2009:

Steeleye Span [here's this "twelve months and a day again"; see: All Round My Hat]

2017:

Stick In The Wheel

2022:

C├ęcile McLorin Salvant

Ralph Vaughan Williams arranged the song as How Cold The Wind Doth Blow.

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