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Posted By: Richie
22-Oct-11 - 12:13 AM
Thread Name: Child Ballads: US Versions
Subject: RE: Child Ballads: US Versions

You've created your own music system- congrats!

I'm back to Elfin Knight- which is simply massive on both sides of the the "big pool".

I have a question about "An Acre of Land." Where does the Kennedy version come from? Where does the "Team of rats" come from- a nursery rhyme? Is the 1904 version by Frank Bailey the earliest? The other's like the Cooper's- traditional or based on Bailey?

Where was Phillips Barry's "Six Questions" published?- I have two versions- one a recent cover.

I'm not sure about the 1908 Laird o' Elfin- is this from Grieg too? There are several version but the music seems to be from the wrong version.

Here's my US Child 2 versions so far:

Now You Are A-Going To Cape Ann- 1828
Versions from New England- Phillips Barry 1905
American Versions with music- JOAFL Article 1894
Redio-Tedio from Sybil Emery 1882
Love's Impossibilities- Mrs. R. F. Herrick 1906
The Cambric Shirt- Belden 1910 JOAFL
Strawberry Lane- Russell Davis 1914
The Lover's Tasks- Mrs. Cis Jones, KY 1917
Versions from the Brown Collection
O, Say Do You Know the Way to Selin- 1937
Go And Make Me A Cambric Shirt- Jacobs 1938
The Cambric Shirt- Mrs.G. A. Griffin; 1939
The Cambric Shirt- Jennie Gray 1961
Impossibilities- Mrs. Emma Medlin 1960
Rosemary and Thyme- Allie Long Parker 1958
The Lover's Tasks- Francis Carter Proctor 1917
The Elfin Knight- 2 Versions; Newell 1900 JOAFL
The Six Questions- Conner from Barry

Here's the link, most have music:

Comments and info welcome,