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Thread #155519   Message #3659639
Posted By: MGM·Lion
12-Sep-14 - 09:46 AM
Thread Name: Ballads not included in Child
Subject: RE: Ballads not included in Child
Have we heard it yet for Rosie Anderson?

One of the most amazing of survivals: a local song about a local scandal, concerning adultery by the wife of the Provost of Perth in the last decade of C18, passed so firmly into tradition for some reason [perhaps its beautiful tune?], that it was included in Logan's "The Pedlar's Pack" collection of 1868; and Gavin Greig found it still being in oral tradition sung well into the second decade of C20.

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