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Thread #142308 Message #3279519
Posted By: Reinhard
24-Dec-11 - 06:52 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Child Ballad variant letters
Subject: RE: Folklore: Child Ballad variant letters
Child wrote in a footnote to #78: "The Rev. S. Baring-Gould has recovered several copies of 'The Unquiet Grave' (H) in the West Country. It will be observed that the variations in this ballad do not take a wide range." Therefore he grouped the three variants together as 78Ha, 78Hb, and 78Hc instead of cataloguing them as three independent versions 78H-78K.