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Stevebury DT Attribution & Minor Corrections PermaThread (67* d) RE: DT Attribution & Minor Corrections PermaThread 24 Sep 13


I'm working up the song "Schooner E. A. Horton," based principally on the version in Flanders and Olney, Ballads Migrant in New England. So I've noted a couple of corrections to the version in the Digital Tradition.

* The song is incorrectly attributed as "Collected from Charles Cooke of Ripton VT in 1941." That description, which appears after the song, actually refers to the succeeding song in the book. The correct attribution should be "collected from Mr. Albert Howard in Orford NH (formerly of Blue Hill ME), 1942" .

* midi, melody line 6 (of 8): the last note should be c-natural not c-sharp

[Note: You've correctly transcribed the low B in lines 2, 4, 5 and 8; but I am convinced that they are incorrect as published in "Ballads Migrant ...". A C instead of B would be consistent with the tune in Warner for 'Heenan and Sayers'. There are other acknowleged errors in the music transcriptions in "Ballads Migrant ...".]

* verse 1, line 6: "stolen" should be "stole"

* verse 6, line 2 "treatie" should be "treaty"

[Note: I would add '[sic]' after "sixty-one" at the end of verse 2, line 1; the correct date is 1871.   I would also add '[sic]' after the first "Yankee" in verse 3 line 4; this clearly should be "Britishers", and so appears in "Minstrelsy of Maine.]

Stevebury


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