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Posted By: Richie
22-Dec-16 - 10:51 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants
Subject: RE: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants
Hi,

By the way Steve, the first ballad you emailed "The Lady's Lamentation" is called a sequel and after the 4th stanza with some variation becomes "Oxfordshire Tragedy." I'll post that later.

Ebworth dates "Oxfordshire Tragedy," white letter, as c.1686. Apparently there's a similar version in Timothy O'Connor MS Songbook c1778 "In Woodstock Town" ("in Oxford shore") but I don't have access to that. Anyone?

Richie