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Thread #78750   Message #1421476
Posted By: GUEST,Joe_F
26-Feb-05 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Subject: RE: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
greg stephens: A song by Tom Paxton contains the line "She made a most unusual offer to me". I have not checked that or any of your other words in DigiTrad.

For data, let's start with Child 1: north (country), bonny (broom), noble (worth), stout (courage), brave (courage, knight), eldest (sister), silver (pin), second (sister), youngest (daughter), young (knight), fair (maid, maiden), three (questions), this very (day), longer (love), deeper (hell), louder (thunder), sharper (hunger), greener (poison), worse (devil), glad (knight), lovely (bride), constant (you). Those will surely do to go on.

--- Joe Fineman

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