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Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
13-Apr-12 - 06:28 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 2
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 2
Riche - I make it 5 US+Canadian from Child (if you count those collected in the US, despite being learned elsewhere):

Notes to 73A give 4 in appendix:

f . From Miss Clara Mackay, Woodstock, New Brunswick, 1881, derived from her great grandmother. The title is ' Lord Thomas.'

g. Recited to me by Ellen Healy, 1881, learned hy her of a young girl living near Killarney, Ireland, about 1867.

h An Irish version, recited by Ellen Daily Taunton, Massachusetts.

i. Communicated by Mr W. W. Newell, as recited by an Irish maid-servant in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Additions and Corrections Vol3
Still another,from the singing of a Virginian nurse-maid (helped out by her mother), was communicated by Mr W. H. Babcock to the Folk-Lore Journal, VII, 33, 1889, and may be repeated here, both because it is American and also because of its amusing perversions.

As Steve says you'll be busy: the Roud Index returns 542 entries for Roud#:4, Place:USA!