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Posted By: Richie
20-Apr-14 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Two more Child 10 questions

In BFSSNE Barry (The Two Sisters: Prolegomena to a Critical Study, 1931) has labeled additional Child versions (past version Z) such as Child DD (Child MSS., XVIII, 20, from Co. Meath, Ireland) and Child EE (Cunningham, Songs of Scotland, II, 109, one stanza, ESPB., I, 119).

What are version AA, BB, and CC? Since Barry went to Harvard I'm sure he was acquainted with Child's lettering for each ballad- is there an acknowledged system for lettering the additional ballads from later editions?

Lastly where can I get a copy of Paul Brewster's study of the Two Sisters?---

Paul G Brewster 'The Two Sisters' Folklore Fellows Communication #147, Helsinki, 1953.

Richie