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GUEST,Katie Letcher Lyle How old are the oldest Child ballads? (51* d) RE: How old are the oldest Child ballads? 24 Jan 13

I just stumbled on this website. How interesting! Barbara Allen (spelled variously) just might be the oldest, because of the tag about the rosebush and the brier -- a Celtic notion that of course predates any Christian ideas about life after death. And it's such a timeless story!!!

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