The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82980 Message #4100978
Posted By: Steve Gardham
06-Apr-21 - 09:55 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Elfin Knight (Child #2)
Subject: RE: Origins: Elfin Knight (Child #2)
What sort of work did you have in mind? You seem to have a pretty comprehensive list of versions.
When trying to sort out the chronology of differing English and Scottish versions of a ballad/song there are all sorts of complications and very few clear paths to follow. The whole exercise is much clouded by the interference of the ballad editors and even the broadside writers.