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Thread #150417   Message #3513980
Posted By: Richie
11-May-13 - 05:36 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5

Steve- think it's best to just state the facts- since I don't know why Mr. Gainer did what he did- and keep my opinions out of it. I suppose I could try and track down the informants to see if they were real- but what's the point.

Others including Wilgus have been more vocal see: A Fraudulent "Elfin Knight" from West Virginia by Bernth Lindfors, who discusses Woofter's version,from which Gainer has the same chorus:

Clearly such a rare find as Gainer's Child 275- Get Up and Bar the Door should be a reason for celebration, instead I feel sadness after looking at the facts.

Jim- perhaps Steve was commenting on my post rather than yours- I as always, welcome any feedback you can give (good or bad)- and thanks for your contribution to this thread.