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Thread #151087 Message #3602979
Posted By: Steve Gardham
19-Feb-14 - 06:12 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Richie if you look closely enough this has elements of Child 295B and is therefore a forgery following the forgery by Baring Gould and therefore cannot be any older than 1890. If you want to be generous the likely source is ESPB itself. Indeed it can't be anything else unless Dawson had access to the Baring Gould-Child correspondence at Harvard.