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Thread #32947   Message #437008
Posted By: raredance
09-Apr-01 - 10:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: appalachian murder ballads
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: appalachian murder ballads
There are 2 version of "Pearl Bryan" in the DT. One is called "Pearl Bryan" the other is called "Pearl Bryan (3)". What happened to "2"? Maybe Toadfrog's version above could become "2". There are overlaps in the three versions:

Toadfrog v 1 is PB(3) v 1
Toadfrog v 2 is PB (3) v 5
Toadfrog v 3 is PB v 5
Toadfrog v 7 is PB v 9
Toadfrog v 8 is PB v 10

There are 27 verses among the three version. Knock out the 5 duplicates and combine the others and you got yourself a 22 verse greatly detailed murder ballad.

rich r