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Thread #17087   Message #4122435
Posted By: GUEST,RA
09-Oct-21 - 02:35 PM
Thread Name: Penguin: The Cruel Mother (Child #20)
Subject: RE: Penguin: The Cruel Mother (Child #20)
According to the Mainly Norfolk website, McColl learned his version of 'The Cruel Mother' from Margaret Logan of Corsham, Wiltshire... although perhaps McColl had more than one version of the ballad? I'd imagine that he might have known a Scots version too but I'm not sure.