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Thread #55837 Message #870180
Posted By: masato sakurai
19-Jan-03 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Maid with the Box on Her Head
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maid with the Box on Her Head
It's on A.L. Lloyd's English Street Songs, Riverside RLP-12-614, LP (196?), cut# 3 (Girl With the Box on Her Head) [which to my regret I don't have]. The song is indexed as THE UNDAUNTED FEMALE (The Box upon her Head; The Staffordshire Maid; The Maid and the Robber) [Laws L3] in G. Malcolm Laws' American Balladry from British Broadsides (p. 166). MAID AND THE ROBBER is in the DT. More than twenty editions of "Undaunted Female" are at Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads. Martin Carthy sang this as "Box on Her Head" on his Second Album (Click here for notes & lyrics).