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Thread #55837 Message #870299
Posted By: masato sakurai
20-Jan-03 - 12:53 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Maid with the Box on Her Head
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maid with the Box on Her Head
The DT version seems to come from Gavin Greig's Folk-Song of the North-East (1907-1911, article no. xxxv, lyrics only; reprinted Folklore Associates, 1963), minus the burden "W' my faldedo adido, falal diday." The textual difference is not mentioned in Greig-Duncan Folk-Song Collection, vol. 2 (p. 556, note).
Other versions include "The Box Upon Her Head" in W. Roy Mackenzie, Ballads and Sea Songs from Nova Scotia (1928; reprinted Folklore Associates, 1963, pp. 321-322 [no. 130]; lyrics only) and "It's a Pretty Fair Maid" in Alfred Williams, Folk-Songs of the Upper Thames (Duckworth, 1923, pp. 280-281; lyrics only).