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Posted By: Steve Gardham
26-Oct-18 - 04:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: James Madison Carpenter- Child Ballads 5
Subject: RE: Origins: James Madison Carpenter- Child Ballads 5
I'll be sending you a version in one of John's books soon, Richie.

Whilst I think the incest motive is a red herring, I do think it quite likely the cutting down of a sapling could well be allegorical.