Twa Sisters/Two Sisters/The Wind and Rain

This is another of the so-called Child ballads which has found its way into countless traditions and styles. It’s the story of jealousy, sororicide, and supernatural revenge. This Irish version is sung by the American singers Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

Wind and Rain

There were two sisters of county Clare,
Oh, the wind and rain
One was dark and the other was fair,
Oh, the dreadful wind and rain

And they both had a love of the miller’s son,
Oh, the wind and rain
But he was fond of the fairer one,
Oh, the dreadful wind and rain

So she pushed her into the river to drown
oh, the wind and rain
and watched her as she floated down
oh, the dreadful wind and rain Continue reading

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