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GUEST,John Moulden Origin: The Verdant Braes of Skreen (87* d) RE: Origin: The Verdant Braes of Skreen 15 Mar 15

The Herbert Hughes version was collected in Derry. The Roud index entry contains a typo.Kerry for Derry.

After some heaving of boxes I have found my copies of Hughes "Irish Couuntry Songs" - in vol.1 pp. 1-3 is The verdant braes of Skreen. It clearly states the source to have been 'From an old ballad' 'County Derry'. The locale is thus more probably Ballinascreen, and it is certain that the text is an adaptation.

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