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244                             NOTES
(B) Dandoo. Text from Mrs. Mary A. Sexson of Hastings, Nebraska, in 1917, as sung by her husband, J. J. Sexson.
7.  (A) Children's Song. Compare The Wife of Usher's Well, Child, No. 79. Text secured by Walter Morris Hart from Mrs. Agnes McDougall Henry, who had it from western North Carolina. See G. L. Kittredge, "Ballads and Songs," Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 30, p. 306. 1917.
(B) Three Little Babes. Secured by L. A. Quivey when a student at the University of Nebraska, as known to his family in Burt County, Nebraska, in 1914.
8.  The Cruel Brother. Text from Boston Massachusetts. See Phillips Barry, "The Ballad of the Cruel Brother," Journal of Amer­ican Folk-Lore, vol. 28, p. 300. 1915. Child, No. 11.
9.  Edward. Sung by Mrs. Jane Gentry at Hot Springs, North Carolina, in 1916. Campbell and Sharp, English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, p. 26.
10.  The Lowlands Low. Compare The Sweet Trinity, Child, No. 286. Sung by James R. Bail on of Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1919. Mr. Barron is from the Shetland Islands. Secured by L. C. Wimberly.
11.  Three Sailor Bots. Compare The Mermaid, Child, No. 289. From Mrs. Jeanetta Gear, Junction, Wyoming, 1914.
12.  Lord Thomas. Compare Lord Thomas and Fair Annet, Child, No. 73. Secured by Miss Florence Grimm of Lincoln, Ne­braska, in 1913, from her grandfather, who brought it from Maryland.
13.  The Hangman's Song. Compare The Maid Freed from the Gallows, Child, No. 95. Text from Lonesome Tunes by Loraine Wyman and Howard Brockway (1916), p. 44. From Knott County, Kentucky.
14.  Lord Batham. Compare Young Beichan, Child, No. 53. Text from a manuscript book of songs, made from oral transcription in Indiana before the Civil War, in the possession of Edna Fulton Waterman of Lincoln, Nebraska. The American variants of this ballad have many titles, "Young Bakeman," "Lord Batesman," "Lord Bateman," "Lord Bacon," "Lord Benham," "The Turkish Lady," etc. This ballad was a favorite with Dickens. Much of its currency is due to the fact that it was utilized with effect in the once popular play of Rosedale. See G. L. Kittredge in Harvard Library Notes, January, 1921, p. 62.
15.  Little Matthy Groves. Compare Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard, Child, No. 81. Sung by Mrs. Jane Gentry of Hot Springs, North Carolina, in 1916. Campbell and Sharp, English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, p. 79. This ballad has been found in Nova Scotia by W. Roy Mackenzie, by H. G. Shearin in the Cum­berland Mountains, and by C. Alphonso Smith ("Little Mosie Grove and Lord Burnett's Wife," etc.) in Virginia.






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