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Posted By: Richie
20-Apr-14 - 06:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Hi,

I reviewed all of Parson's letters to Percy, and Child's version Y is the second version given (1775). Both versions are in Parson's hand, whereas some versions Parson's sent to Percy are in a different hand (a copyist). Child does not mention the differences between the two versions. Parson's wrote "imperfect" on the version Child used.

Mystery solved for one of my questions,

Richie