The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50362   Message #1329610
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
17-Nov-04 - 03:42 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Origins: The Keeper
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Keeper
Are there any traditional versions at all from the US? The list above would suggest not (there are modern revival recordings, of course). The questions raised at the Traditional Ballad Index are probably all answered by the material I posted here a couple of years ago. There is certainly a very obvious sexual sub-text; and, equally certainly, not the slightest trace of a magical one.