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Thread #145512   Message #3385251
Posted By: Steve Gardham
02-Aug-12 - 03:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 3
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 3
Without searching too closely my indexes can add Canadian versions

Traditional Songs of Nova Scotia p63
Peacock Vol 1 p272

I have copies of most of the above if you let me know which ones you don't have access to. As they are only single versions I can easily scan and send. I think the only one I don't seem to have is Wilgus.

112 is a strange one. Child et al seem to have grouped together a whole family of related ballads under the one number. The 17th century ballad spawned a whole series of rewrites on broadsides and many of these affected oral tradition to various extents.