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Thread #140911   Message #3244891
Posted By: Richie
26-Oct-11 - 12:13 AM
Thread Name: Child Ballads: US Versions
Subject: RE: Child Ballads: US Versions

Thanks for the kind words. Just posted this US version of Child 1:

I like the refrain, which is quite different than most versions.

Brian- I'll check out those versions. Of course I have Child's original narrative, versions A-E and additions. I have that here on the first page:


1. Child's Narrative
2. Child's Ballad Texts A-E (E text from Volume 5)
3. End Notes
4. Footnotes
5. Additional text (Version F)
6. Appendix (Text of Inter diabolus et virgo.) (From Volume 9 "Additions and Corrections" by Kittredge)

ATTACHED PAGES (see left hand column):

1. Recordings & Info: Riddles Wisely Expounded
       Riddles Wisely Expounded- Toelken 1966
       68 Versions Roud 161
       Jennifer Gentle (Versions)

2. Sheet Music: Riddle's Wisely Expounded (Bronson's texts and some music)

3. US Versions

4. English Versions and Other Versions

I'm slowly muddling along- having hashed out Child 1-54. I'm stuck on Child 2 3 and 4 as far as finding the versions and putting in music- there's a lot, especially Child 4 for which Roud has over 800 listings.