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Lover, Broadwood, Traditional Songs and Carols (1908), p. 92. See also, Campbell and Sharp, p. 286.
(B) Theke Is a Tavern in the Town. From a manuscript book of songs in the possession of L. C. Wimberly. 1916. This well-known college song is a variant of, or is somehow related to, The Brisk Young Lover and The Butcher's Boy.
25.  The Death op a Romish Lady. From a manuscript book of orally transcribed pieces, the property of Edna Fulton Waterman of Lincoln, Nebraska. This piece has been found also in Missouri and in the Cumberland Mountains. It is the "It was a lady's daughter of Paris properly" mentioned in Fletcher's Knight of the Burning Pestle (1613), V. iii. A text from the time of Charles II appears in The Roxburgh Ballads, vol. I, p. 43.
26.  Johnny and Betsy. Text of Mrs. Mary F. Lindsay of Hebron, Nebraska. 1915. Compare Firth, An American Garland (1915), p. 69. A text from California is printed in The Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 19, p. 130, but the account there given of the origin of the song is doubtful.
27.  The Soldier. Text from Mrs. B. B. Wimberly, 1916, who learned it in Louisiana. Compare Campbell and Sharp, The Lady and the Dragoon, p. 161. The same story is told in the last part of The Masterpiece of Love Songs in John Ashton'B A Century of Ballads (1887), p. 164. Professor Tolman has pointed out that the story . somewhat resembles that of Erlinton, Child, No. 8.
28.  The Farmer's Boy. Text from Miss Frances Francis of Cheyenne, Wyoming, who had it from her father, who described it as "brought from Newcastle, England, as early as 1870." Known also in Missouri.
29.  The Rich Younq Farmer. From Edna Fulton Waterman's manuscript book of ballads, in which it is transcribed as "Written by Marcelia Polk at E. Spencer's school, the 23rd of February, 1857." Compare H. G. Shearin's William Hall from the Cumberland moun­tains. For ballads current in America on the theme of the returned lover, see H. M. Belden, Archiv fur das Sludium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, vol. 120, p. 62.
30.  The Lover's Return. From Mrs. Waterman's manuscript book of songs. Reproduced literatim. A version of the widely current The Banks of Claudy. See Journal of American Folk-Lore vol. 26, p. 362. 1913.
31.  The Prentice Boy. From Mrs. Waterman's manuscript book of ballads from Indiana, in which it bears the date 1844. Repro­duced literatim. Compare The Lady and the Prentice, Baring-Gould, Songs of the West (1913), p. 219. For American variants see The Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 26, p. 363. 1913.
32.  The Constant Farmer's Son. Text from L. C. Wimberly of

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