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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana             43
asiev), Russische Volksmdrchen, II, No. 137d; Sklarek, Ungarische Volks­mdrchen, p. 195 f.; Woycicki, Polnische Volkslieder, p. 105; Naake, Slavonic Fairy Tales, p. 170 f.; Waldau, Bomische Granaten, II, 97; Rud-chenko, South Russian Popular Tales, I, Nos. 55, 56; II, No. 14; Nesselmann, Littauische Volkslieder, p. 320 (=Rhesa, Dainos, p. 231); Ulmann, Lettische Volksliede\r, p. 199; Lewestam, Polnische Volkslied, p. 105; Lagus, Nyldndska Folkvisor, I, 27; Kristensen, Jyske Folkeminder, I, 253; X, 68, 375; Land-stad, Norske Folkeviser, No. 53; Hammershaimb, Fssrtfsk Anthologi, No. 7; Studach, Schwedische Volksharfe, p. 78; Revue Celtique, II, 199.
For discussion of "The Two Sisters" and its ballad and prose analogues, see Taylor, "The English, Scottish, and American Versions of 'The Two Sisters/" in Journal, XLII (1929), 238-46; Mackensen, Der singende Knochen (FFC, 49); Ploix, "L'os qui chante," in RTP, VIII, 129-41; Kohler, Kleinere Schriften, I, 49, 54, and Aufsdtze ilber Mdrchen und Volkslieder, p. 79 f.; Bolte-Polfvka, Anmerkungen zu den Kinder- u. Hausmdrchen der Brilder Grimm, I, 260-76; Norlind, Studier i Svensk Folklore (Lunds Uni-versitet Arsskrift, NF Afd. 1, Bd. 7, Nr. 5), p. 139 f.; Hartland, The Legend of Perseus, I, 192 f.; Barry, "The Two Sisters: Prolegomena to a Critical Study," in BFSSNE, III, 11-14; and the study of Liest0l in Maal og Minne (1909).
"The Two Sisters." Contributed by Mrs. A. W. Corn, of Winslow, Indiana. Pike County. July 1, 1935.
1.     There was an old lady of the North Countree, And she had daughters two or three;
I'll be true, true to my love If my love be true to me.
2.     There was a young man came courting there, And took the youngest of the three (maidens fair?);
I'll be true, true to my love If my love be true to me.
3.   "Sister, O Sister, come let us walk out
And see the ships a-sailing about!" I'll be true, true to my love If my love be true to me.
4.     And they walked out on the salt sea brim, And the oldest pushed the youngest in;
I'll be true, true to my love If my love be true to me.

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