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Thread #143708   Message #3345346
Posted By: Steve Gardham
30-Apr-12 - 02:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 2
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 2
Surely the c1853 text above is a burlesque!

A quick glance at all the British versions I have could all be after 1850 and could all be based on the popular burlesques which were widely printed as sheet music. I have several different issues c1840s 1850s of sheet music.

However I have a reference in Welsh and Tillinghast to a Glasgow printed version which could be older. This would be at Harvard.

There's an Andrews NY version on AMMEM and a Wrigley, NY version online. De Marsan printed a parody and there's a no imprint version of this on the AMMEM site with the Lord Lovell title.