The Folk Brothers love ballads, especially ones which have crossed the "pond" more than once. "The Golden Willow Tree," on Jake Xerxes Fussell's new album Good and Green Away, is a prime example. Originally penned in the early 1600s as "Walter Raleigh In The Lowlands," the warship and the title have been variously called "The Golden Vanity," "The Sweet Trinity," and "The Turkish Revelry."
This morning we also played Hannah Sander and Ben Savages' version of "(Rovin' On) A Winter's Night." They learned their version from Doc Watson, but the ballad undoubtedy originated in England before travelling to Appalachia (and then back again to the UK!).