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Thread #111354   Message #3321745
Posted By: GUEST,Ed
12-Mar-12 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Martin Carthy: Searching for Lambs
Subject: RE: Martin Carthy: Searching for Lambs
Pavane,

A note from Malcolm Douglas posted to folkinfo.org:

"Like The Death of Queen Jane, this was noted from Mrs. Sweet; at Somerton, Somerset, on the 2nd August 1906 and again on the 16th August 1907. Either Sharp has made rather more changes to her text that he says, and introduced a verse (fourth above) from somewhere else, or Mrs. Sweet sang the song rather differently on those two occasions. Maud Karpeles includes that verse in the set of the song printed in The Crystal Stream (1975) but not (confusingly) in the much more extensive Cecil Sharp's Collection of English Folk Songs (1974)."