Long Lankin

 · A collection of short stories from the early years of Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s career, Long Lankin explores the passionate emotions—fear, jealousy, desire—that course beneath the surface of everyday life/5.

Twas the false nurse and Lankin that killed your lady' Long Lankin was hung on a Gibbet so high, And the false nurse was burnt in a fire close by. But for the lords and maidens that live here, forever they may live there lives in fear.

 · A.L. Lloyd sang Long Lankin in on this Riverside album with Ewan MacColl, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Volume III. Like all of his tracks on this series, it was reissued in on his Fellside CD Bramble Briars and Beams of the Sun.

 · Long Lankin. Classic Steeleye Span. Had to upload this as I couldn't find it on here. Enjoy!!Here are the lyrics as the lord unto his lady as.

Long Lankin Lyrics: Said my lord to my lady, as he mounted his horse: / "Beware of Long Lankin that lives in the moss." / Said my lord to my lady, as he rode away: / "Beware of Long Lankin that lives.

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  1. Long Lankin, the stonemason, builds Lord Wearie’s castle high and strong. But when Lankin asks the Lord for the payment due, Wearie will not give him money. ‘I have nothing for you’, he says, ‘unless I sell my lands, and that I will never do.’.

  2. As some may already know, the novel, Long Lankin, is based on an Old English ballad of approximately the same name (though there are various names, it has to be said: Long Lankyn, Lammikin, Balankin, etc), the original author of which is unnamed and the date of composition, though unknown, thought to date back to Elizabethan times at least/5(93).

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