Bert Jansch – Jack Orion

UK, 1966, English folk / contemporary folk / folk baroque

I really like the long instrumental intro of the album before he ever sings a word. The simple acoustic suite really sets the mood, making the title track, with all its quiet earnestness, snag my attention. It’s funny. I’ve gotten to the point where I can recognize Child Ballads by their storytelling, and this one is another excellent example from the long list of traditional folk songs of the British Isles.

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