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Thread #154724   Message #3634696
Posted By: Steve Gardham
19-Jun-14 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Aussie versions of Child ballads?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Aussie versions of Child ballads?
Yes, could be part Bertsong. You never can fully tell, but anyway Our Goodman is one of the common ones long in print in vastly different formats so it's as likely to turn up as anything. How it qualifies as a Child Ballad beats me! I suppose the continental equivalents tempted Child, but there's no real story and it's just a joke made up of incremental repetition.