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Thread #151087 Message #3603021
Posted By: Richie
19-Feb-14 - 08:08 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Steve- I know you've written an article where you point out the stanzas Baring-Gould used from "Sally" that he added to 295A to create 295B.
In his book, The Late Victorian Folksong Revival: The Persistence of English Melody, 1878–1903, E. David Gregory explored your article and comments that Baring-Gould's 295B, ascribed to John Woodrich, could have been combined with "Pretty Dorothy" another ballad that John Woodrich knew.
I looked at "Pretty Dorothy" online and I'm not sure if Gregory is right. What version did Baring-Gould use? I assume it's a broadside.