In this episode of Songs From The Howling Sea, we hear the story of Mary East, the Female Husband Of Poplar.
Mary was a normal girl. She had a boyfriend and, perhaps like one of your ex-lovers, this man like to dress up in masks and make strange demands. He was however a Highwayman whose career was cut short on receiving a one way trip to Australia. Mary East vowed at that point to never to love another man again. So she loved a woman instead..
The song 'Backwards' inspired by this tale and included in this episode, is available for free download at www.songsfromthehowlingsea.com.
The video accompanying this story can be found at the Songs From The Howling Sea YouTube channel.