Tess (1979) - Matty Groves by Joan Baez WARNING! SPOILER





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Uploaded on Jul 5, 2011

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Although the lyrics doesn't match the story, I thought that an old English folk ballad will fit perfectly with the movie which takes place in late 19th century.

Some facts form wikipedia:

Tess is a 1979 romance film directed by Roman Polanski, an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles.[1] It tells the story of a strong-willed, young peasant girl who finds out she has title connections by way of her old aristocratic surname, who is raped by her wealthy cousin, whose right to the family title may not be as strong as he claims. The screenplay was by Gérard Brach, John Brownjohn, and Roman Polanski.

"Matty Groves" is an English folk ballad that describes an adulterous tryst between a man and a woman that is ended when the woman's husband discovers and kills them. It dates to at least the 17th century, and is one of the Child Ballads collected by 19th-century American scholar Francis James Child. It has several variant names, including "Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard."


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