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Thread #80535 Message #1530818
Posted By: Liam's Brother
28-Jul-05 - 10:09 PM
Thread Name: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs Index
Subject: RE: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs Index
The late Robert L. Wright was an interesting guy. You may know that he also compiled books of Danish and Swedish emigrant songs.
Just located the bill for Irish Emigrant Songs and Ballads which cost me an astronomical $24.30 twenty-one years ago. Back in 1975, Wright could not not upload his ballad copies from the internet, of course. Presumably, he traveled to each of the numerous libraries from which the ballads were copied, xeroxed them and typed them out by hand. I did something similar but on a considerably smaller scale about 5 years later for The Bonnie Bunch of Roses. It was one hell of a process.
All the best,