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Thread #151087   Message #3523571
Posted By: Steve Gardham
06-Jun-13 - 03:52 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
A big extension of the joke in later versions is how she treats the little demons in hell and their pleading with the devil to take her back. This doesn't occur at all in the earlier ballad.