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Posted By: Steve Gardham
01-Nov-14 - 06:50 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Are we talking 53?

If so the earliest I have is Robertson, Glasgow, dated 1805, although Randal of Stirling's copy may predate this. I feel certain there must have been earlier printings though.

Your side Nathaniel Coverley of Boston printed a version not much later.

The Young Baker variant was printed by Butler of Worcester who spanned the turn of the century.