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Thread #154724   Message #3635978
Posted By: Fergie
23-Jun-14 - 08:08 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Aussie versions of Child ballads?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Aussie versions of Child ballads?
Hi all,

So far I've turned up 'Shickered as He Could Be' as an Australian variant of 'Seven Drunken Nights' (My Goodman Child #274). Shickered As Can Be is in the DT

I've also found the Australian variant of 'Barbary Allen' (Child #84) that contains the verse;

"Don't you remember last Saturday night
Whilst drinking at the Royal?
You drank the health of all fair maids
But you slighted Barbary Ellen"

And sung beautifully by Cathy O'Sullivan HERE

I'm now trying to track down the Australian variant of The Golden Vanity.

Fergus Russell