Mudcat Café message #1776 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #544   Message #1776
Posted By: Ralph Butts
31-Jan-97 - 08:26 AM
Thread Name: Child Ballad chorus song
Subject: RE: Child Ballad chorus song

I have an old ballad called "Down, Down Derry Down" which tells the story of a farm boy sent to town to sell a cow. He is later accosted by a highwayman who tries to get his money, but thee is a happy ending.

This is very old, but doesn't have any reference to a king. Also, doesn't appear to be your melody.

I thought, "Well, maybe."