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Posted By: Rozza
30-Aug-11 - 02:20 PM
Thread Name: How old are the oldest Child ballads?
Subject: RE: How old are the oldest Child ballads?
So, is the earliest datable Child Ballad we have, with tune and words is?

1.Riddles Wisely Expounded
Group A Version 1 (Bronson I, p.4)
"Pills to Purge Melancholy", T.D'Urfey, 1719-20

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