Oh, I forbid you, maidens all
That wear gold on your hair,
To come or go by Carterhaugh,
For young Tam-Lin is there.
Project: Fairy Tale is a month-long blogging event hosted by Alison of The Cheap Reader that centers around original fairy tales and fables and their retellings. As a huge fairy tale/fable enthusiast, I was more than eager to participate in Project: Fairy Tale. As you might recall from my post back in October, the fable I chose to focus on is the Scottish ballad "Tam Lin." I've been doing a lot of reading and research since then and am eager to share my thoughts on here!
If you're interested in learning about other fairy tales and fables (I know I am!), I encourage you to check out Project: Fairy Tale's master post, where different bloggers have taken it upon themselves to focus on tales ranging from "Beauty and the Beast," "Rapunzel," "Snow White and Rose Red," "Aladdin," "The Six Swans," "Robin Hood," and so much more!
But up spoke her, fair Janet,Until then!
The fairest of all her kin;
I'll come and go to Carterhaugh,
And ask no leave of him.*
*Taken from Jennifer Holm's version of "Tam Lin," found here.