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GUEST,Steve Gardham Origins: Mattie Groves - What year? (81* 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.


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