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Thread #143842 Message #3336885
Posted By: Steve Gardham
11-Apr-12 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
If you're happy with possibilities and probabilities I go back to my original statement, it is very probable that genuine Child Ballads found in genuine oral tradition in America in the 19th/20th centuries were already in oral tradition there in the 18thc if not earlier in some cases.