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Thread #153915   Message #3608622
Posted By: Richie
09-Mar-14 - 10:35 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Hi Steve,

I responded to 295 on that thread- no reason to go into that here.

It looks like I need to see if the Harvard Library will be able to track down their copy of "The Western Tragedy" which I assume is a shortened version (since there are 30 verses) of Child D. Since it was published in 1800 it was taken from an English copy from the 1700s which now may be lost.

I'm going through the ballads and cleaning up the mess from 3 years ago- plus adding versions- I've bought many of the books I didn't have then. Child 4 is huge and it will take some time to sort out.