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Thread #153915   Message #3608934
Posted By: Steve Gardham
11-Mar-14 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Is it possibly an adaptation for the play itself? I've just been listening to an American version recently recorded by some friends of mine which has similarities. I'll have a closer listen.

Other than that the only version I can find which borrows the first verse from 'The Bailiff's Daughter' is on the first page of Greenleaf and Mansfield but this version is in Bronson. Perhaps it is a Newfoundland version.

Your first verse could be a reduced version of that.