reynardine, the so-called ‘vampire ballad’.


reynardine is a very old song of the ancient times of europe. courtships were arranged by distant officialdoms between nations strange to each other.  fear, strangeness and bizarre misunderstanding were so strangely entwined with the enchantments of love, aristocratic pride, and healthy lust, that even now their songs have the power to raise the hair on the back of the neck of seasoned listeners. Click here to listen: