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Thread #143842 Message #3337869
Posted By: Richie
13-Apr-12 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
Cox's version F of 73. Lord Thomas and Fair Annet
is dated 1716 by tracing it back through the family in 1916.
Lord Thomas- Miller (WV) 1916 Cox F
O mother, O mother come tell unto me,
And tell the story true,
Whether I shall bring fair Ellen dear home,
Or bring the brown girl home, home, home,
Or bring the brown girl home?
A broadside of the earlier English broadside from the 1700s was printed in the US circa 1840s.