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Thread #150417   Message #3519717
Posted By: Richie
27-May-13 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
Hi,

TY Mick- the Family Herald & Weekly Star versions are probably one version- reprinted- and who knows the source?

I found one collected by Bayard in PA 1943 who says, it was "brought to this country in the latter nineteenth century by a Scottish coal miner."

http://bluegrassmessengers.com.temp.realssl.com/the-wee-cooper-o-fife--gordon-pa-1943-bayard.aspx

Richie