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Thread #140911   Message #3315098
Posted By: Richie
29-Feb-12 - 10:48 AM
Thread Name: Child Ballads: US Versions
Subject: RE: Child Ballads: US Versions
Hi,

Here's the link to Dickens/Thackeray The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman w/illustrations:

http://bluegrassmessengers.com/the-loving-ballad-of-lord-bateman--1839-child-l.aspx

I'm missing two English versions anyone have lyrics?

1.A copy in Rev. John Broadwood's 'Sussex Songs,' 1840, and reprinted in 'Sussex Songs,' Lucas and Weber."

2. One in 'Northumbrian Minstrelsy,' 1882, 'Lord Beichan.'

The tradtional US versions I have so far are here: http://bluegrassmessengers.com/us--canada-versions-53-young-beichan.aspx

There are over 70, haven't counted them yet. Don't have Barry's Maine Ballads or Flanders, Ancient Ballads Traditionally Sung in New England.

Richie