Mudcat Café message #3898845 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9631   Message #3898845
Posted By: Steve Gardham
11-Jan-18 - 10:45 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Maid of Australia / Maids of Australia
Subject: RE: Origins: Maid of Australia / Maids of Australia
'it's theme is one that proliferates in folk songs and tales and has deep roots in the oral tradition'.............

And in thousands of literary ballads and broadsides, far more than the folksong corpus!