The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24409   Message #278596
Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
16-Aug-00 - 12:40 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I sowed the seeds of love
Subject: RE: Help: I sowed the seeds of love
"Seeds of Love/ Sprig of Time/ Gardener's Lad" and over a dozen other titles are #3 in Steve Roud's folk song index. My count was 197 versions, but this includes about 8 to 12 broadside copies, and I discovered yesterday that there are a fair number of duplicate records in the file (which he has now been informed of). As a rough estimate then there are probably about 155-175 traditional versions indexed.