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Thread #151087   Message #3589475
Posted By: Richie
06-Jan-14 - 12:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Child 285-- Several researchers including Shay and Coffin attribute "The Coast of Barbary" ("High Barbaree") to Charles Didbin, however I can't find the Didbin song.

What is the name of the Didbin ballad that supposedly the "The Coast of Barbary" ("High Barbaree") is based on?

Coffin says: it retains the "plot outline and the 'Barbary' refrain."

Richie