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Thread #41600 Message #3199855
Posted By: Steve Gardham
01-Aug-11 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: George Collins - what's it all about?
Subject: RE: George Collins - what's it all about?
I wouldn't try to read too much meaning into it. The only versions that survive are most likely 18th century burlesques, either on a lost old ballad, or on this ballad genre generally.
However if you want to delve deeper David Atkinson has written a paper on it which you might be able to find online.
Child thought it was related to Lady Alice (85).