Let's start with The Horse Tamer's Daughter, written by Leslie Fish. This ballad, is set in the world of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover and this recording by Julia Ecklar is from an out-of-print album that apparently went for CA$400 at a FilKONtario auction.
...with this and Big Iron by Marty Robbins, I learned that I want more ballads.
An interesting bit of related trivia:
If you have any Star Trek books on your bookshelf written by "L.A. Graf", that's a pseudonym for "Julia Ecklar, Karen Rose Cercone, and (once) Melissa Crandall".
Apparently it's a tongue-in-cheek abbreviation of "Let's All Get rich and famous".
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