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Thread #66740 Message #2174947
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
19-Oct-07 - 08:46 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Van Diemen's Land
Subject: RE: Folklore: Van Diemen's Land
Versions of "Young Henry," "Henry's Downfall" and "Van Diemen's Land" were probably learned mostly from broadsides (period-1820-1880) and I would guess were little circulated as folk songs; Malcolm would know more about that.
All three are in the Bodleian Library, absent from NLS; haven't checked Glasgow yet.
I will post them here once I finish checking the unattributed ones in the DT and threads.
Richard, where did the two that you posted come from?