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Thread #50362 Message #1331814
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
18-Nov-04 - 10:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Origins: The Keeper
Subject: RE: Lyr/Origins: The Keeper
Where did you get that other verse, Bernard? I can't place it offhand.
I wish that Bruce was still around, too; but there probably wouldn't be much he could add beyond what we have here and the material on his website (which is currently offline, but will be back in time). One thing: James Reeves (The Everlasting Circle, London: Heinemann, 1960, 289-290) quotes a chapbook text (Number 3 in The Ewie wi' the crooked Horn's Garland containing four excellent new songs (BM 11621.c.2, n.d.)) which is very close to the best-known traditional set.