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Thread #55837 Message #870214
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
19-Jan-03 - 09:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Maid with the Box on Her Head
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maid with the Box on Her Head
The earlier (18th century) Staffordshire Maid can also be seen at the Bodleian. I don't know what version of the song Lloyd sang; Carthy's set was a condensation (12 verses conflated to 7) of the one published by Lucy Broadwood in English County Songs (1893), as The Beautiful Damsel, or the Undaunted Female; words and tune were both noted from a Mrs Wilson of Northamptonshire.