Fairy Sleepy

The Elfin Knight

January 19, 2022 J A Lambert Season 2 Episode 4
Fairy Sleepy
The Elfin Knight
Show Notes

Hello, Fairy Sleepers! This Scottish Fairy tale was adapted and written by Elizabeth W. Grierson  in her book "The Scottish Fairy Book." However, the lore of this story is thousands of years old and influenced several songs, books, and folklore that is well over two thousand years old. More recently the story led to the creation of another adaptation. One of my favorite songs "Scarborough Fair" by Simon and Garfunkel, is based on this story even though the actual Scarborough Fair is a traditional English folk song from the Middle Ages, referring to an old fair in Scarborough, Yorkshire. The folklore of The Elfin Knight story led to their interpretation. I hope the story makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Keep an ear out for next week's story "The Glory of the Invisible Kingdom" a fairy tale about dreams. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarborough_Fair_(ballad)