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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana
Two good texts of this song have been found in Indiana, both under the title "The Bamboo Briars."
See, for a full discussion, Belden's paper, "Boccaccio, Hans Sachs, and The Bramble Briar" (PMLA, XXXIII, 327). For additional American texts, see Cox, p. 305; Journal, XX, 259; XXIX, 168; XXXV, 359; XLV, 49; XLVI, 25; Payne, PTFLS, II (1923), 6; Pound, p. 53; Campbell and Sharp, p. 151; Sewanee Review, XIX, 222, 321; Cox, Traditional Ballads, p. 57; Henry, Folk-Songs from the Southern Highlands, p. 161.
British: JFSS, I, 160; II, 42; V, 123, 126.
"The Bamboo Briars." Contributed by Mrs. A. J. Hopkins, of Boon-ville, Indiana. Warrick County. April 3, 1935. With music.
THE BRAMBLE BRIAR Sung by Mrs. A. J. Hopkinsj noted *by Miss Johnson

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