The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24676 Message #283715
Posted By: Joe Offer
23-Aug-00 - 11:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Musselburgh Fair and Musselburgh Field
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Two Musselburgh Songs
"Musselburgh Field" is Child Ballad #172, which is one of the few Child Ballads Lesley does not have at http://www.childballads.com. Even Child just has the one version (Child 173, "Mary Hamilton," has 17 versions, if I counted right). The Traditional Ballad Index (click) notes only the one entry in Child Ballads, and does not have entries for the song in any other book, which is unusual. No tune noted in any work I could find.