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Thread #151087 Message #3523436
Posted By: Richie
06-Jun-13 - 10:19 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Subject: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Thanks to all of you who have helped with the first five segments of Child Ballads: US Versions.
I started on Child 278 and came upon this info. The earliest British version is "How the Divell was guld by a scould" a broadside dating back to 1630. Where is this? Does anyone have a copy?
What is the "old Scottish form" rewritten by Burns? Is is found in Cromek, Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song, p. 83, 1810? Is this Child B?
What is the oldest US version?