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326                                        Notes
No. 18. Lord Lovel.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 75. Gavin Greig's Folk-Song of the North-East, art.
ii-, 159-
Texts with tunes:—Journal of the Folk-Song Society, ii., 289; iii., 64. Child, v., p. 416. American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xix., 283. One Hundred English
Folk-Songs (Ditson), No. 26 (with tune). Broadside by H. De Marsan, New York.
Musical Quarterly, January, 1916, p. 5.
No. 19. The Wife of Usher's Well.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 79.
Text with tune:—Mrs. Leather's Folk-Lore of Herefordshire, p. 198.
American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xiii., 119; xxiii., 429.
Texts A and C are remarkable in that the children cite the mother's "proud heart" as the reason that has caused them to "lie in the cold clay," a motive which is absent from other English and Scottish versions.
No. 20. Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 81.
Text with tune:—Rimbault's Musical Illustrations to Percy's Reliqiies, p. 92.
American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xxiii., 371; xxv., 182.
No. 21. Barbara Allen.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 84. Gavin Greig's Folk-So?ig of the North-East, ii., arts. 165 and 166. Ashton's Century of Ballads, p. 173. Miss Burne's Shropshire Folk-Lore, p. 543. Garret's Merrie Book of Garlands, vol. ii.
Texts with tunes:—Christie's Traditional Ballad Airs, i., 87 and 89. Journal of the Folk-Song Society, i., in and 265; ii., 15 and 80. Kidson's Traditional Tunes, p. 37. Folk Songs from Somerset, No. 22. Journal of the Irish Folk-Song Society, i., 45.
American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, vi., 131 (with tune); xix., 285; xx., 250; xxii., 63 and 74 (tune only); xxix., 161. Musical Quarterly, January, 1916, p. 20 (tune only). Wyman and Brockway's Lonesome Tunes, p. 1.
No. 22. Giles Collins.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 85.
Texts with tunes:—Miss Mason's Nursery Rhymes and Country Songs, p. 46. Journal of the Folk-Song Society, iii., 299.
In a note {Journal of the Folk-Song Society, iv., 106), Miss Barbara M. Cra'ster argues that this ballad and Clerk Colvill are complementary or, rather, that they are both descended from a more complete form such as that given in Journal of the Folk-Song Society, iii., 299. In the usual form in which Giles Collins is sung {e.g. the versions given in the text), no reason is given for Giles's death, and this, of course, robs the song of its point. This omission is supplied in the version above cited, but so far has not been found in any other variant.
No. 23. Lamkin.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 93.
Texts with tunes:—Christie's Traditional Ballad Airs, i., 61. Mrs. Leather's Folk-Lore
of Herefordshire, p. 199. Folk-Songs of England, iv., p. 38. Journal of the Folk-Song
Society, i., 212; ii., in; v., 81. American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xiii., 117; xxix., 162.






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