The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148194 Message #3480692
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
17-Feb-13 - 10:12 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
I couldn't find the GMS online. google books has an entry but no online version. Apart from the song I linked above, there are four others online at wikisource: Jane Jenkins, Lord Lovell, Renaldine and Kate and her horns. As far as I can see all other online reference to GMS are copies those four songs.
There is a modern book called The New Green Mountain Songster. - Traditional folk songs of Vermont, collected, transcribed, & edited by Helen Hartness Flanders, Elizabeth Flanders Ballard, George Brown & Phillips Barry, Yale UP, 1939.(also Folklore Associates 1966). It's not clear if everything from GMS is in this or not. I've seen it described as a revised edition, but also I think I saw it described as being named in homage to GMS.
There are several songs in the DT with NGMS as source and some from GMS, though the latter may all be via later republications by Flanders and others.