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Thread #6772   Message #3938986
Posted By: Pamela R
23-Jul-18 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: Recording of Golden Vanity
Subject: RE: Recording of Golden Vanity
>I thought there might be an American version taken ove by Emigrants -drew a blank on that too

Jean Ritchie had it as "The Golden Vanity"
Alameda Riddle had it as "The merry willow tree"
I'm not aware of whether either of them was descended from Irish vs Scottish ancestry.

I can't recall a primary field recording from Ireland offhand, the geographically closest I can think of is Dodie Chalmers of Turriff, Aberdeenshire.   But it could be under so many different names it's hard to search for it. See the long list at:
http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/C286.html

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