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- Frontpaged August 25, 2011
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Another one from my ballads project. This one is from a song called "Cruel Sister", also known as "Minnorie" or "Binnorie", "The Twa Sisters", "The Wind and Rain", "Dreadful Wind and Rain", "Two Sisters", and the "Bonnie Bows of London". It dates back to at least to 1656, and is about a pair of sisters who are courted by the same man.
One drowns the other to free up the man's affections, and the drowned sister's body is found by three minstrels. The minstrels make a harp out of her breastbone and string it with her hair. When the minstrels bring the harp into the hall of the dead girl's family, the harp plays on its own and informs the spectators of how the girl was murdered.
Welded steel armature, self-hardening clay, plastic, human hair, matte medium.