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Thread #151087 Message #3603390
Posted By: Richie
20-Feb-14 - 07:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
You need to scroll down a couple inches using the tool bar on the right of the gray box until you see the two media items. The first one has both "The Brown Girl" (Child 295A) with "Pretty Dorothy" on the opposite page.
I'm not sure what Baring-Gould used to recreate 295B, maybe Steve will enlighten us. It doesn't seem like it's taken directly from a broadside because of the odd language.
Gregory does look at Baring-Gould collected songs and his informants, he just didn't apparently look at Baring-Gould's notebooks,