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Posted By: Richie
21-Dec-16 - 07:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants
Subject: RE: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants

Off the top of my head,

Kittredge reported 5 print versions in the 1800s- this was one of them dated about 1880s. I have a copy of the broadside which I'll eventually post, Wehman reprinted this in the early 1900s.

There's a circa 1860 print from New York in the Bodleian and I've seen one more US early print.

So to answer your question, I'd say four print versions in the US predated it. As far as it's influence- there are many version that begin with "In Jersey City" but also many that slightly change the name.

I just like the "an inn in" part - There was an inn in. . . sinmg that a couple times.