The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48189 Message #724081
Posted By: Joe Offer
06-Jun-02 - 01:54 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: All My Trials, Lord
Subject: RE: DTStudy: All My Trials, Lord
For the record, it might be good to give an explanation of that "earliest date" entry in the Traditonal Ballad Index. It's the earliest version of the song found in resources reviewed by the Index. Rather than attempt to determine a date of composition, the Index simply gives the earliest date its resources provide.
I'd like ot see us go farther and determine a date, but the Index doesn't attempt that.