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Posted By: Richie
12-Mar-14 - 12:35 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Hi,

I think it was an adaptation of Child 4, probably written by Shiffrin himself, for his play. Originally titled The Twilight Walk, when the play was produced by Margo Jones in Dallas, the title was changed to "The Willow Tree."

This ballad adaptation would have been written in the late 1940s or early in 1950.

Richie