The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145512 Message #3367192
Posted By: Steve Gardham
23-Jun-12 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 3
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 3
The whole thing, i.e., all versions of GC remind me of the burlesque versions of Lord Lovell what with the repeats, and I can't help thinking that although it may be a piss-take of some earlier lost ballad, it is indeed an early example of burlesque. But heigh-ho, that's just my opinion!