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Thread #143842 Message #3330292
Posted By: Steve Gardham
28-Mar-12 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
Motherwell refers to stall copies, but I've never come across any, certainly not under the 3 titles quoted in Child. If there are any then they are likely 18th century, but there don't appear to be copies in the National Library of Scotland, or the whole of the ECCO Collection, or the BL.
There is a ballad 'Glasgow Peggy' printed by Sanderson of Edinburgh but the Sanderson's were printing throughout the 19thc and this would more likely be a copy from one of the published versions.