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Thread #151087 Message #3603370
Posted By: Richie
20-Feb-14 - 06:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
On page 152, E. David Gregory says that "There is no evidence that Baring-Gould was familiar with either this broadside [Brown Girl] or 'Sally and her True Love Billy.' Neither of them appear in his broadside collection."
However is you look at Baring-Gold's notebook, he wrote "The Brown Girl" by hand and on opposite page is "Pretty Dorothy" collected from Woodrich. "Pretty Dorothy" is a version of "Sally." I see no way that (as Gregory postulates) "Pretty Dorothy" can somehow become 295B- that's ridiculous.
Here's the link- see for yourself: