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Thread #143708 Message #3339135
Posted By: Brian Peters
16-Apr-12 - 02:20 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 2
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 2
Yes, indeed - we should call a truce now.
I can't let 'Young Hunting' pass by without mentioning that Frank Proffitt's 'Song of a Lost Hunter' (which he'd heard as a boy and was having difficulty remembering) is as neat an example of an individual re-composing a ballad as I can think of.