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Posted By: Roberto
26-Aug-11 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: How old are the oldest Child ballads?
Subject: RE: How old are the oldest Child ballads?
Mark, I think the information on Child's criteria is fake. There are many ballads his first text is more recent, and he doesn't worry at all to invent older origins.