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NOTES
1.   (A) Johnny Randall. Compare Lord Randal, Child, English and Scottish Popular Ballads, No. 12. Text recovered by Professor H. C. House of the University of Maryland from a railroad camp at Geary, Colorado, in 1901. See Modern Language Notes, vol. 17, p. 14, 1902.
(B) Jimmt Randolph. Sung by Mrs. Dora Shelton, Allenstand, North Carolina, in 1916. See Campbell and Sharp, English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, p. 22.
2.   (A) Lord Lovel. Text obtained from S. J. Mason of Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1906, who "learned it at Aledo, Illinois, about 1863." Child, No. 75.
(B) Lord Lover. Text obtained from Mrs. Jeanetta Gear of Junction, Wyoming, in 1914.
3.   (A) Barbery Allen. Text as sung and transcribed by Miss Stella Cotton of Miller County, Missouri. See H. M. Belden, "Old Country Songs in Missouri," Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 19, p. 287. 1906. Child, No. 84.
(B) Barbara Allen. Text from North Carolina. Secured by Miss Mary Crawford of the State Normal School at Kearney, Nebraska, in 1913.
4.  (A) The Two Sisters. Sung by Mrs. Jane Gentry of Hot Springs, North Carolina, in 1916. See Campbell and Sharp, English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians (1917), p. 16. Child, No. 10. This ballad is known to Miss Marjorie Burcham of Lincoln, Nebraska, as a eucalele song.
(B) The Old Man in the North Country. Text brought to Clinton County, Missouri, from Kentucky. See H. M. Belden, "Old Country Ballads in Missouri," Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 19, p. 233. 1906.
5.  (A) The Jewish Lady. Compare Sir Hugh, or The Jew's Daughter Child, No. 155. Secured by Mrs. Pearl H. Bartholomew from Mrs. Flo Keller, both of Warren, Indiana. See A. H. Tolman, "Some Songs Traditional in the United States," Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 29, p. 165. 1916.
(B) The Jew Lady. Text secured at the University ol Vir­ginia by C. Alphonso Smith. It was learned at Montgomery, Ala­bama. See "Ballads Surviving in the United States," The Musical Quarterly, January, 1916, p. 16. Title supplied.
6.  (A) The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin. Text secured by H. M. Belden in 1916 from Mrs. Eva Warner Case of Kansas City, "as known to her in her childhood in Harrison County, Missouri, about 1890." Child, No. 277.
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