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Thread #1921 Message #869803
Posted By: Felipa
19-Jan-03 - 04:35 AM
Thread Name: Deep and false water...
Subject: RE: Deep and false water...
see also much more information at Coolfin thread
One version in the Digital Tradition shows the following footnote:
"From The New Green Mountain Songster, Flanders et al., collected from Mrs. E.M. Sullivan, VT....Flanders thinks this is a degenerate form of ballad in which a young man is taken by a water witch who desires him. Variation known as the Lakes of Champlain."
(Radriano in thread http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=24603#129466)
I've also heard of an Irish version called the Lakes of Sheelin