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Thread #140911   Message #3245191
Posted By: Brian Peters
26-Oct-11 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: Child Ballads: US Versions
Subject: RE: Child Ballads: US Versions
"Child Riddles" Sung by Horton Barker from the recording of Dr. W. A. Abrams, at Boone, Watauga county, on September 14, 1941

Just a thought: Tom Paley once told me that Horton Barker had been given some of the Child Ballads in his repertoire by a collector - I'm not sure who. His 'Child Riddles' looks very like the Rill Martin one, except for the 'Heavier than the lead' stanzas which correspond with those in Child 1C. Might this be another case like that of Texas Gladden's version?