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Posted By: Richie
20-May-13 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5

I also posted this on the "Nickety" thread- sorry for the duplicity.

Steve- you mentioned the Slattern Wife, I assume that is the Bronson F types which he includes under 277 but probably should be an appendix.

An example would be "Robin-a- Thrush" and in the US the "Nickety, Nackety" songs. What's the earliest version of Slattern Wife songs?
Is there a broadside?

How about in the US? I know Chubby Parker's 1927 recording was important. Also Pound has a version "I Married a Wife" published in 1922.

Are there other early US versions?