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|GUEST,Steve Gardham||Mattie Groves - What year? (80* d)||RE: Mattie Groves - What year?||10 Apr 08|
Some of these old boadside ballads are simply moral warnings to the well-to-do to persuade them to stick to the straight and narrow. In this case a simple message of avoiding adultery (or getting caught!) The Cruel Mother is simply a warning to young girls from noble backgrounds to avoid liaisons with servants.