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Thread #34525   Message #1908987
Posted By: Richie
13-Dec-06 - 09:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink

I'd say there seems to be a connection or connections with England. The reference to Charlie "Bonnie Sweet Prince Charlie" and the Burns lines both indicate overseas transmission. Since many of the immigrants remaiened isolated in the Appalchians, folk songs could be found there that had entirely disappeared from their mother country.

The Burns isn't just the name, 'pretty pink' but is clearly related both in form and content:

"O dinna think my pretty pink,
But I can live without thee:
I vow and swear, I dinna care
How lang ye look about ye."

I'd like to find more examples also.