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Posted By: Brian Peters
30-Aug-11 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: How old are the oldest Child ballads?
Subject: RE: How old are the oldest Child ballads?
No, Rozza - see the link to Greg Lindahl's site in my last post, where he writes:

"The only Child ballads for which we can document words and matching music prior to 1650 are "The Baffled Knight" (Child #112) and "John Dory" (Child #284) from Thomas Ravenscroft's Deuteromelia (1609) and "The Three Ravens" (Child #26) from his Melismata (1611)."