Kentucky Mountain Dreams

American Jean Ritchie Singing Appalachian Folk Song Sweet William and Lady Margaret

This is a video I made featuring Jean Ritchie, The Mountain Queen, singing “Sweet William and Lady Margaret” from her 1961 album “Ballads from Her Appalachian Family Tradition” Jean Ritchie is from Appalachian Kentucky. She was born in 1922 in the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky and has had a very accomplished career in music. She is a real American Treasure and still makes appearances around the US. For more information go to The Smithsonian has also archived and rereleased some of her older albums. Be sure to check them out!