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Thread #148194   Message #3482094
Posted By: GUEST,Richie
21-Feb-13 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Hi,

I haven't looked at Roud yet but I will after I put my 60 or so US versions on. Bronson is missing several versions from the Brown Collection. I need help identifying some of US version sources esp. Peggy Seeger, Doc Watson.

Peggy Seeger- US version (Source?)

As I walked over old London's Bridge
It was in the morning early
There I espied a pretty fair maid
Lamenting for her Geordie

She said "now saddle me my bly,
go bridle him right gaily,
and I will ride this live long night
and beg for the life of Geordie."

Also the late great Doc Watson's version- probably a local NC version I have the recording but not the source. Anyone?


Richie