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324                                        Notes
No. 5. The Cruel Brother.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. II.
Texts with tunes: — Christie's Traditional Ballad Airs, i., 109. Gilbert's Ancient
Christmas Carols, 2nd ed., p. 68. Child, v., 412. American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xxviii., 300 (with tune).
The version given in the text is a close variant of Davies Gilbert's, which, it should be noted, was collected in the West of England.
No. 6. Lord Randal.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 12. Halliwell's Nursery Rhymes and Tales, p. 95.
Gavin Greig's Folk-Song of the North-East, ii., art. 112. Texts with tunes:—Miss Broad wood's Traditional Songs and Carols, p. 96. A Garland
of Country Song, No. 38. Journal of the Folk-Song Society, ii., 29; iii., 43; v., 117, 122
and 245. Folk Songs from Somerset, Nos. 13 and 14. Child, v., pp. 412 and 413. American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xiii., 115; xvi., 258-264 (three
tunes); xviii., 195 (ten tunes); xxii., 75 (tune only); xxii., 376 (with tune); xxiv.,345.
Musical Quarterly, January, 1916, p. 19.
No. 7. Edward.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 13.
The single stanza of B may, or may not, belong to this ballad. Mrs. Hensley learnt it from her father who often sang this particular stanza, but never, to her recollection, sang any other lines.
No. 8. Sir Lionel.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 18.
Text with tune:—Christie's Traditional Ballad Airs, i., HO.
American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xix., 235; xxv., 175.
No. 9. The Cruel Mother.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 20. Miss Burne's Shropshire Folk-Lore, p. 540.
Texts with tunes:—Kinloch's Ancient Scottish Ballads, p. 44 and Appendix. Child, v., 413. Christie's Traditional Ballad Airs, i., 105 and 107. Journal of the Folk-Song Society, ii., 109; iii., 70. Folk Songs from Somerset, No. 98.
American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xxv., 183.
No. 10. The Three Ravens.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 26.
Texts with tunes:—Kidson's Traditional Tunes, p. 17. Motherwell's Minstrelsy,
Appendix xviii., tune No. 12. Melismata, No. 20. American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xx., 154 (no tune).
No. 11. The Two Brothers.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 49.
American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xxvi., 361 (no tune); xxix., 158.
It is worthy of note that versions A and B both contain allusions in their earlier stanzas to the sweetheart, the cause of the quarrel; whereas not one of the other published texts makes






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