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Thread #24700   Message #285855
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
26-Aug-00 - 09:08 PM
Thread Name: Ballads with Plot Twists?
Subject: RE: BS: Ballads with Plot Twists?
Ah, yes, the Stephen Sedley version.  Frank Purslow (The Wanton Seed, EFDS Publications, 1968) has this to say about it:

"As Sweet Joan the song appears in Stephen Sedley's The Seeds Of Love (Essex Music Ltd., 1967).  Sedley has, however, unaccountably confused the song with the one usually called Lovely Joan and the result is verses from The Crafty Maid's Policy broadside set to a Lovely Joan tune."