The Global Village – February 5th, 2019

Two versions in this week`s show of the traditional ballad known variously as Polly Vaughn and Molly Bán in which the hero mistakes his lover for a swan in the fading light and shoots her while out hunting. The first is a magnificent version of the ballad by Anne Briggs and the second is a comic interpretation of the song in which the hero has trouble convincing the local guard that there is no foul play.