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Thread #150417   Message #3520379
Posted By: Richie
29-May-13 - 11:26 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
We know Sharp collected it in New York City in 1917 and that Bayard confirms a Pennsylvania source from the late 1800s from a Scottish miner. Certainly Ives who was in NY could hae picked up the Wee Cooper from any number of US sources, including his family (Kentucky then Indiana, then Illinois).

Lomax notes may not name a source- since he wasn't always specific about those detials.

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