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Thread #89023 Message #1676090
Posted By: GUEST,J C
22-Feb-06 - 02:39 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bonnie wee croodin doo/Lord Randall
Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie wee croodin doo/Lord Randall
Earliest version I could find is in Robert Chambers 'Popular Rhymes of Scotland 1870, where it is described as the same as a ballad called Grandmother Addercook, (popular in Germany)
Bronson gives three versions under Lord Randall (Child 12)1 English, (Lancashire) and 1 American (Tuscon, Arizona).