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Posted By: Steve Gardham
19-Oct-18 - 05:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: James Madison Carpenter- Child Ballads 5
Subject: RE: Origins: James Madison Carpenter- Child Ballads 5
Off the top of my head I think there may be some Kent versions. I'll check tomorrow.

Whereas some Scandinavian ballads naturally are set in Britain I can't off hand think of a single ballad that went from Britain to Scandinavia prior to 1800. One reason for this may be that there are far more Scandinavian ballads and they were set down at a much earlier period. To the best of my knowledge Grundtvig was the first Scandinavian to publish translations of British ballads in 1840.