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Thread #151087 Message #3603054
Posted By: Richie
19-Feb-14 - 11:37 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Here's some information about the informant: the late Winnifred June Brown Scott of Harrisville, WV was born June 20, 1914, she married Paul J. Scott and they had at least two children: Paul Wakefield Scott b. 1941 and James Lee Scott b. May 12, 1955. Their children may be alive.
The names of her ancestors on the Brown side check out- the references seem to be legitimate and book has presented accurate information so far.
Neither the collector or the author knew what the ballad was- the author Marie Boette thought it was a version of Child 73, which may have obscured this version until now.
The title of Scott's version is not found in the text but is the title of Child 295A also similarly titled.