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Thread #36355   Message #501771
Posted By: GeorgeH
09-Jul-01 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: Bronson tunes - Child Ballads
Subject: RE: Bronson's tunes
I seem to recall Child claimed (in his intro.?) that the tunes to the ballads were generally too well known to require publishing . . he did include some tunes (or tune fragments) of "rare and unusual" variants, but they only relate to a small fragment of the whole.

As far as I know the Dover paperback edition was the last full edition of Child to be published. Fortunately in the days when paperbacks used paper which would last more than 20 years . . .