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Thread #154724   Message #3634549
Posted By: Steve Gardham
19-Jun-14 - 09:00 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Aussie versions of Child ballads?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Aussie versions of Child ballads?
I still don't think the picture would have changed dramatically in 15 years. Even if they had started in the 20s I doubt they would have got much more than Outlandish Knight, Lord Bateman, Barbara Allen, Gypsy Laddie, Mermaid, Golden Vanity which have never been out of print or oral tradition since they were written.

I got a version of Lord Bateman in the 60s but considering just about every 19th century printer in the country printed it that's not surprising.