The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25803   Message #3969679
Posted By: Steve Gardham
03-Jan-19 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: Binnorie - Icelandic version
Subject: RE: Binnorie - Icelandic version
My own opinion here as to why there are several families of the ballad in English is that it was translated from the Scandinavian more than once during the 18th or early 19th century. The translations would have been taken from different Scandinavian versions, possibly even from different countries. All of the Scandinavian countries have versions.