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Thread #63204   Message #1024978
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
26-Sep-03 - 12:34 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Ballad of New Scotland
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of New Scotland
Thread drift- The two versions of #45 in Child are not in the Derry Down pattern. Branson says there are broadside versions using different tunes and names three.
The Derry Down pattern in the DT is very similar to the version by D'Urfey, 1719-1720, in Branson, Singing Tradition; this pattern is the one in traditional singing (The king gave Four pounds a week, not the tuppence of the DT version). Branson gives further versions with different tunes, as well as the tune from Playford, 1650, for this tale ("The Night Peece").