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Thread #7570   Message #45837
Posted By: Bruce O.
17-Nov-98 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnny Lad / Johnnie Lad
Subject: RE: unknown Scottish ballad from the Maiden Stone
"Johnnie Lad" in W. H. Logan's 'Pedlar's Pack', p. 444, 1869 (reprint 1968), is a seven verse song with many of the same verses as the above, and was taken from Peter Buchan's 'Ancient Ballads and Songs of the North of Scotland', 1828. Logan call it a collection of nursery rhymes strung together without reason.