TAM LIN

Created on 03/02/2015
Latest update on 03/05/2021

Artist: Fairport Convention
Author: traditional
Label: BBC recording
Year: 1969

For John Peel (Top Gear), reissued on the Fairport Unconventional box set and as bonus track on the 2002 edition Heyday. In 1970 on Liege & Lief (Island). Child ballad #39. Classic elfland ballad first mentioned in The Complaynt Of Scotland (1549). Words since 1769.

Covers:

1971:

Dave & Toni Arthur [on lp Hearken To The Witches Rune]

1971:

Anne Briggs [als Young Tambling]

1971:

Dave Swarbrick [live, out in '03]

1972:

A.L. Lloyd [the Fairports learned it from him, while he collected it from travelling people in Scotland; whenever Bert performed it live he always kept a few sets of the lyrics in his pocket, knowing there'd be requests for it soon as he finished (Swarbrick being one of them)]

1976:

Frankie Armstrong

1977:

Mike Waterson

1979:

Ewan MacColl

1991:

Steeleye Span

2013:

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer

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