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Thread #162666   Message #3939713
Posted By: Steve Gardham
26-Jul-18 - 06:21 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Vic, Roud 2311. Broadside at Bodleian Harding B25 (243) 'A New Song called the Bold Weaver' (No imprint).

Bert's version appears to be a composite of the 3 extant versions, the broadside, a manuscript American version from a whaling log c1845-48, and O. J. Abbott's Canadian version already mentioned. With a couple of extra stanzas which may or may not be Bert's. Steven Woodbury gave me a comparison of all 4 versions verse for verse written in 2015. As you would probably surmise some of the extended metaphors appear to be Bert's (or SOE)