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Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Jul-03 - 10:41 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Lost Lady Found
Subject: RE: Origins: The Lost Lady Found
There's also an entry at the Traditional Ballad Index. The song can be found in Kennedy, and in Folksongs of the Catskills (Cazden).
-Joe Offer-

Lost Lady Found, The [Laws Q31]

DESCRIPTION: A young lady is carried off by gypsies. Her uncle, who is her guardian, is convicted of murdering her. Her lover follows her to Dublin and tells her of her uncle's plight. They return to England, and the uncle's life is saved
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: shanghaiing Gypsy trial reprieve abduction
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) Britain(England(South,West)) US(MA,NE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Laws Q31, "The Lost Lady Found"
FSCatskills 63, "The Lost Lady" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kennedy 347, "The Lost Lady Found" (1 text, 1 tune)

Notes: In reply to the charge of abduction in this piece, Kennedy writes, "While it is quite likely that some ladies of quality... did run off with the gipsies, it is not proven that abductions of 'giorgio' women ever occurred. As to the charge that gipsies are child stealers, they usually have too many children of their own to bother about increasing their problems." - RBW
File: LQ31

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