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Thread #172122   Message #4165716
Posted By: The Doctor
21-Feb-23 - 05:52 AM
Thread Name: Crafty/clever/cunning maiden songs?
Subject: RE: Crafty/clever/cunning maiden songs?
There are plenty of these songs, and many are just variations of the above. The Two Magicians is a variant of Broomfield Hill. The Baffled Knight I'm not familiar with, but it sounds as if it could be a variant of The Outlandish Knight. In Young Maidenhead the girl actually has a baby, but sells it to a hopeful 'sportsman'. The Oyster Girl is similar. I learned Blow away the Morning Dew at Junior School. It was all about helping a little girl to gather flowers in her apron. BNot until I had grown up did I didscover that it wasn't.