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Lord Robinson’s Only Child

$3.25

Lord Robinson's only child is, of course, none other than Tam Lin. Another tune collected by BH Bronson, it has a pleasing lilt to it and sounds especially lovely on the harp.

This version of the Tam Lin ballad has an unnamed maiden walking her father's grounds when a figure appears and demands to know why she is there. When she questions him he reveals himself to be the only child of Lord Robinson, and that he was stolen away by the faeries.

Verse one is simply accompanied, to let the lilting tune sparkle.  Verse two features a moving ballad accompaniment in the left hand.

Accessible to early intermediate players.  Two pages of music in A Dorian (the key of G).  No lever changes, fingerings or brackets.

Listen to Lord Robinson's Only Child (software-generated mp3):