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Thread #11295   Message #642700
Posted By: Jon Bartlett
05-Feb-02 - 12:00 AM
Thread Name: Child Ballads: Anyone recorded the lot?
Subject: RE: Child Ballads: Anyone recorded the lot?
Susanne, count us in! We here at Vancouver Ballad Group have got 140 different Child ballads in (at present) 685 different variants. I've just made a listing of what we haven't got - and I suspect that many other folk haven't got them either. They are a) Child ballads with b) a listing in Bronson as having been collected in the field (some with very vague provenance like #239 Lord Saltoun and Auchanachie [from Christie]: Bronson notes "sung by relatives of Christie; from family tradition back to c. 1756", others with good records over two hundred years). (n=54). I want to go through them and check whether there are a great number of representatives of e.g. Christie or Buchan to see whether there is much chance of them being in the oral tradition. Is there a listing of what has been collected since Bronson?