Our Musgrove surname derives from the Musgraves of Cumbira, England. We've blogged about the 'Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnet'; a tale of infidelity, passion and murder.
'The Roud Folk Song Index contains over 300 instances of this ballad, and shows that the ballad has been collected mostly in North America: 113 versions listed in Roud were found in the USA, with the bulk in North Carolina (24), the Virginias (24), Kentucky (23), New England (16) and Tennessee (9). In Canada, 18 versions were found, the majority in Nova Scotia. Scotland produced 9 versions, and England; only 2.' WikipediaIn this post we share a variety of musical versions of this song.