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Posted By: Paul Davenport
26-Aug-11 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: How old are the oldest Child ballads?
Subject: RE: How old are the oldest Child ballads?
I understand that the oldest of Child's collection is 'Judas' (C. 23). This single text appears to be in Middle English and dates back to the 13th century. Liz and I just recorded a version in more modern English. I think its the only commercial recording of the ballad.