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Thread #151087 Message #3604786
Posted By: Steve Gardham
25-Feb-14 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Right, Baring Gould used both Woodrich and Setter's versions in his hybrid. Almost all of the Sally and Billy extracts in 295B come from Woodrich's version. The broadside is substantially longer and 295B contains none of this extra material proving that he only used Woodrich's version APART FROM one stanza, which in my original paper I assumed was a linking stanza made up by Baring Gould. However, it turns out that this stanza (9 in 295B) comes from Setter's version. (It is unique to Setter, or was at the time he collected it). Surely the evidence is now overwhelming!!