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Susan of DT Death in the Child Ballads (14) RE: Death in the Child Ballads 17 Oct 16


Joe - Is Childe Owlet gory enough being broken between horses so the the field was full of small pieces of him? Or Willie's Fatal Visit where the ghost left pieces of Willie on each pew in the church?
Robert said you wanted to order a copy, but I was not sure that I should consider that a definite order. Do you want it?

Jim - This book is about those ballads that do include death, which are about half of the total. Any interest in a followup book "They lived happily ever after in the Child Ballads"? There are a few, but that leads to what is happily ever after? Is the Shepherd's Daughter happy to be wedded to the Knight who raped her? Off the top of my head, False Lover Won Back, Jock of Hazeldine, and Willie of Winsbury for a start.


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