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Thread #168484   Message #4070354
Posted By: Steve Gardham
01-Sep-20 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Rigs o' Rye / Two Rigs of Rye
Subject: RE: Rigs o' Rye
Roud 985, Laws O11. Earliest version I have off hand is Robertson, Glasgow 1806, though Batchelar printed a version in London about the same time. Robertson calls it 'The Ridges of Rye.' Dundee Poet's Box just uses the first line as title. It occurs in some American collections and an early oral version is in Christie, of course Ord as well.