Give Us a Tune: “Lord Douglas”

Lord Douglas, perhaps the most successful and well-known of his many adaptations of Child Ballads and a firm favourite of guitarists up and down the land. The track won Moray yet another BBC Radio 2 Folk Award – for Best Traditional Track – in 2013. This new version has the welcome addition of stunning backing vocals from multi-instrumentalist and academic Angeline Morrison

Folk Radio UK

Traditional Lyrics:

Awake, awake, arise, you seven sleepers,
So long before the day,
For Lord Douglas comes all in your lady’s chamber
To steal his love away.

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