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Posted By: Richie
23-Nov-12 - 12:48 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Hi,

I'm looking at no. 295 and wonder if there should be an appendix for the US versions, possibly "Sally and her True Love Billy." The traditional ballad index lumps them under "A Rich Irish Lady" which doesn't seem to be an early version.

Barry points out a melody from 1790 "Fair Sally."

Steve Gardham has done some research into this ballad pointing out that Child's B version is a compilation and not traditional.

Any other US versions?

Richie