The Wandering Ballad – Song no. 4: Binnoorie

This is the forth in a series of blogs about the songs on our new CD “The Wandering Ballad”. Most ballads are not telling nice stories. They often touch on very strong emotions. Love, sex, hatred, revenge. In that respect they remind me of soap operas. In the fashion of the soap opera they portray intrigues and conflicts. The narration does not follow a neat curve of beginning, middle and end. Often the ending of ballads give me the impression that the singer just wanted to finish off the song. – Everybody dies… Maybe the show was cancelled, maybe it was getting late, the singer was hungry and had enough… The third ballad on our CD, also known as “The Cruel Sister”, tells a kind of ghost sto

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