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Thread #18313   Message #494712
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
29-Jun-01 - 09:26 AM
Thread Name: Penguin: George Collins
Subject: RE: Penguin: George Collins
I am reminded of this thread by a recent enquiry about Le Roi Renaud, and can now add some further links.

English language verse "translations" of two Swedish sets contained in Afzelius' Svenska Folk-Visor (1814-16), Sir Olof in the Elve Dance (Herr Olof i Elfvornas Dans) and The Elf-Woman and Sir Olof (Elf-Qvinnan och Herr Olof) can be seen at  Celtic Folklore:

The Fairy Mythology: illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries  Thomas Keightley, 1878.

Fortysix (!) variants of the Norwegian version are available at the  Norwegian Universities Documentation Project:

Olav Liljekrans