Lord Bateman

The Dance in Cupid’s Alley 1904 Arthur Rackham 1867-1939 Bequeathed by Major-General Sir Mathew Gossett KCB 1909 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N02479

This version of Lord Bateman was collected by Cecil Sharp. Arthur Rackham illustrated a version of the song in ‘Some British Ballads’  by Professor F C Child, 1919. I chose Arthur Rackham’s illustration, The Dance in Cupid’s Alley as a suitably joyful celebration of Lord Bateman’s second wedding that day with doves flying almost unnoticed over the happy couple.

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