The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46426 Message #3866340
Posted By: Joe Offer
15-Jul-17 - 11:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Crockery Ware
Subject: RE: Origins: Crockery Ware
In the first message above, DMcG posted lyrics he found in Marrowbones (Hammond and Gardiner Manuscripts). Frank Purslow edited Marrowbones and three other books of songs from the Hammond and Gardiner Manuscripts, and those four books have been revised by Malcolm Douglas and Steve Gardham. Seems like a good time for the Traditional Ballad Index to include these four books (Constant Lovers and The Foggy Dew were recently released by Francis Boutle Publishers as a single volume, titled Southern Harvest).
The Ballad Index does have The Everlasting Circle, (1960) [James Reeves, editor] with this explanation: NOTE: Reeves-Circle has 142 numbered and 4 unnumbered dated S. Baring-Gould, H.E.D. Hammond and George B. Gardiner manuscripts.. Does that mean that the Reeves book contains all of the songs found in the four Purslow volumes?