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Thread #131279   Message #2960002
Posted By: Jack Campin
07-Aug-10 - 07:19 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: ISO fact-based murder ballad w/a river
Subject: RE: Folklore: ISO fact-based murder ballad w/a river
Ireland, or Scotland, or Britain

I know why Americans so often have such screwed-up geography as regards this part of the world.

Doesn't make it any more excusable, and it's a real hindrance if you're trying to understand folklore.

BTW apart from the Two Sisters of Binnorie and its variants, it's a lot more common for men to get drowned in folksong rivers than women.