Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
This song, especially the first line, is a variation of a version of the traditional Anglo-Saxon folk song, “Lord Randall”, which through time, has had different and evolving versions.
The tempo and wording is deliberately similar to the lyrics and timing of Lord Randall:
“"O where ha you been, Lord Randal, my son!
And where ha you been, my handsome young man!"
"I ha been at the greenwood; mother, mak my bed soon,
For I’m wearied wi hunting, and fain wad lie down.”“
The story line involves a young man coming back home to be fed a dinner, presumably by his mom, and being poisoned.
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