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Posted By: Richie
19-Nov-12 - 07:58 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Subject: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to Parts 1-3. I've started part 4 to continue and finish my study focusing on the US versions of the Child ballads. I hope to have all 305 balalds roughed in on my site in the next few days.

I'm on 286. The Sweet Trinity and have a few questions. I can't seem to find the US broadside versions. There's only one at American Memory- no date given. Anyone have link to others?

The "Minstrel/college version" dating back to at least 1868 is found in several college songbooks, one with music. Was this part of minstrel shows?

Finally just a question about a footnote in Minstrelsy: ancient and modern, with an historical intr. and notes, by William Motherwell

Footnote: In the "Two Noble Kinsmen," the Jailer's daughter sings part of a song beginning— "The George alowe came from the south," regarding which commentators are silent, though I suspect it is the same song as one that is still known in Scotland by the name of the "Turkish Galley," or the "Lowlands Low."

What does Motherwell mean here?