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Thread #10886   Message #2986282
Posted By: 12-stringer
13-Sep-10 - 11:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Katy Cruel History/Info???
Subject: RE: Origins: Katy Cruel History/Info???
Holloway and Black, "Later English Broadside Ballads" (U of Nebraska, 1975), is a collection of ballad sheets from the Madden Collection at Cambridge. Included is this piece, which is annotated "Northern Ireland" and "a very fine ballad":

A New Song, Called Harry Newell

When I came to this town
They call'd me Harry Newell
Now they've chang'd my name
And they call me the raking Jewel

Fal,lal, etc [sic]

They put me to bed
Thinking I was weary
Sleep I could get none
For thinking of my deary

All the night awake