The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16745 Message #158246
Posted By: Bruce O.
05-Jan-00 - 02:38 AM
Thread Name: Info Req: Polly's Love (Waterson-Carthy)
Subject: RE: Info Req: Polly's Love (Waterson-Carthy)
"Polly's Love: or the Cruel Ships Carpenter" and "The Gosport Tragedy" (Laws P36 A&B) are given the same number, 15, in Steve Roud's folk song and and broadside ballad indexes, and there are dozens of traditional versions from the British Isles, Canada and the US listed, as well as many broadside/chapbook copies of each. Steven Wade is working on American traditional versions, and we copied the Bodley Ballads ones about two months ago, and made xeroxes of the two reprinted ones noted at ZN1429 in the broadside ballad index at www.erols.com/olsonw