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Posted By: Steve Gardham
20-Nov-12 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Richie, Motherwell was probably confusing 285 and 286. He probably didn't have access to enough variants to make the distinction.

Thanks for starting the 4th thread. It makes it a lot easier to keep dropping in on.

The only American version I have at the moment is online at OpenLibrary.Org in 'Songs of Amhurst College' p101. It's obviously a minstrel version called 'Lowlands' with 2 verses and chorus. I could easily post it if you haven't got it. The second verse is most definitely a minstrel verse and nothing to do with 'Golden Vanity'.