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Thread #169426 Message #4094838
Posted By: Steve Gardham
25-Feb-21 - 03:03 PM
Thread Name: ballad - she pushes him into the river
Subject: RE: ballad - she pushes him into the river
Interesting. I'm not a member of Jstor so I can't access the rest of the article in JAFL. I don't agree with Coffin. Child 1 and Child 2 certainly have early versions that perhaps were not available to Coffin. Yes, 3 doesn't appear until the 19th century and could easily be one of the many Child ballads concocted by the editors at that time.