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Boy (No. 31) and The Rich Young Farmer (No. 29). It may also be compared with that of The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington (Child, No. 105.)
' 94. Kit-it Wells. Text secured by Professor Reed Smith in 1920 from a student at the University of South Carolina, J. B. Belk. Mr. Belk had it from his grandmother who heard it sung by slaves in Union County, South Carolina. A version sung by Mrs. Mary F. Lindsay of Hebron, Nebraska, is nearly identical but has an addi­tional stanza. ■~. 95. Pastoral Elegy. Text obtained by Professor Edwin F. Piper, from a manuscript book belonging to Mrs. Lydia Hinshaw of Rich­land, Iowa. Mrs. Hinshaw says that it was sung by her mother who knew it when she came to Iowa from Ohio in 1840. "Coroden" is obviously from Corydon.
•* 96. The Courtship op Billy Grimes. Text of A. J. Leach of Oakdale, Antelope County, Nebraska, in 1914, who learned it as "sung before 1850 in Michigan."
97.  Fair Fanny Moore. Text obtained from MrB. John Leslie of Stanford, Montana, 1915. Mr. Lomax's Texas text is nearly identical and the ballad is listed by H. M. Belden as known in Mi»-souri. It still has wide currency.
98.  I Wish I Was Single Again. Text obtained from Lillian Gear Boswell when living at Junction, Wyoming, in 1914. According to H. M. Belden, the authorship of this popular piece is claimed by George Meeks, a ballad singer in Kansas. " A Study in Contemporary Balladry," The Mid-West Quarterly, vol. I, p. 170. 1913-14.
99.  I'll Not Makry at All. Text obtained from Mabel Conrad Sullivan of Winnett, Montana, 1915.
100.  Rosen the Bow. Text obtained through Mabel Conrad Sullivan from Mrs. John Leslie of Stanford, Montana, 1915. Other texts, as that of J. A. Lomax in Cowboy Songs, spell the title Rosin the Beau. The song is piinted as an "Old English Song" in The Franklin Square Song Collection, No. 2, p. 48 (1884) under the name Rosin the Bow, which is probably the original spelling.
101.  Evalina. Text from Marie Gladys Hayden of Hobson, Montana, 1914.
102.   My Blue-Eyed Boy. From a manuscript book of songs from oral transcription in the possession of Sadie Thurman Hewitt of Brokenbow, Nebraska. Transcribed under the date of February, 1905.
103.  The Old Gray Mule. Text obtained from Iowa sources by L. C. Wimberly of the University of Nebraska, 1917.
104.  (A) I Will Tell You of a Fellow. Text obtained from Northeastern Iowa by L. A. Quivey in 1914. The song is usually known as "Common Will." For other versions, see Broadwood and






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