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Posted By: Richie
25-Sep-12 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 3
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 3
Hi,

After checking, it appears that De Witt's "Forget-Me-Not Songster" (1872) and Wehman's Universal Songster (1884) all have substantially the same version, the title is "Gipsy Davy" in Wehman's.

Essentially it's a version adapted by minstrels for the stage.
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On another related topic:

Does anyone know if Texas Gladden recorded Black Jack Davy?

Richie