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Thread #169426   Message #4094594
Posted By: Jeri
24-Feb-21 - 09:49 AM
Thread Name: ballad - she pushes him into the river
Subject: RE: ballad - she pushes him into the river
There's an American variant. The woman pushes him in, and he tells her to go fetch a pole to pull him out. She gets the pole, and pushes him back in again.

I used to know most of the song. I think I transcribed it some years ago from a recording by Tom Hall (curmudgeon) for a website. Bat Goddess may know what I'm talking about.