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Thread #148194   Message #3438947
Posted By: Richie
19-Nov-12 - 07:58 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Subject: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Hi,

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to Parts 1-3. I've started part 4 to continue and finish my study focusing on the US versions of the Child ballads. I hope to have all 305 balalds roughed in on my site in the next few days.

I'm on 286. The Sweet Trinity and have a few questions. I can't seem to find the US broadside versions. There's only one at American Memory- no date given. Anyone have link to others?

The "Minstrel/college version" dating back to at least 1868 is found in several college songbooks, one with music. Was this part of minstrel shows?

Finally just a question about a footnote in Minstrelsy: ancient and modern, with an historical intr. and notes, by William Motherwell

Footnote: In the "Two Noble Kinsmen," the Jailer's daughter sings part of a song beginning— "The George alowe came from the south," regarding which commentators are silent, though I suspect it is the same song as one that is still known in Scotland by the name of the "Turkish Galley," or the "Lowlands Low."

What does Motherwell mean here?

Richie