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Thread #155622   Message #3662586
Posted By: GUEST,SteveT
22-Sep-14 - 07:29 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Lovely Joan
Subject: RE: Origins: Lovely Joan
The Roud Folk Song Index records that Sharp collected a version from James Proll of Monksilver, Somerset in 1906 which could establish your Somerset connection. There are also many references to earlier broadside versions e.g. J. Catnach's, Catalogue of Songs (1832). I'm sure some more knowledgeable readers will soon provide more information.