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16.  Sweet William. Compare Fair Margaret and Sweet William, Child, No. 74. Text from Josephine McGill's Folk Songs of the Kentucky Mountains (1917), p. 69.
17.  The House Carpenter. Compare James Harris, or The Daemon Lover, Child, No. 243. Text obtained in 1908 from S. J. Mason of Lincoln, Nebraska, who learned it as a boy at Aledo, Illinois.
18.  Two Little Boys. Compare The Two Brothers, Child, No. 49. Secured in 1909 by her daughter from Mrs. Eliza Shelman of Hansen's Ferry, Washington, who learned it in Nodaway County, Missouri.
19.  The Cherry Tree Carol. Text from Josephine McGiU's Folk Songs of the Kentucky Mountains, p. 59. Child, No. 54.
20.  The False Knight. Compare Child, No. 3. Secured by H. M. Belden in 1916 from Miss J. D. Johns of St. Charles, Missouri. She learned it from her uncle, Mr. Douglas Voss Martin, who learned it when a boy in Virginia from his grandmother, a Scotchwoman" See Kittredge, * Ballads and Songs," Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 30, p. 286. 1917.
21.  (A) The Drowsy Sleeper. Text from a manuscript book of songs from oral transcription, the property of Edna Fulton Water­man of Lincoln, Nebraska. For this piece, see H. M. Belden, Archiv far das Studium der neueren Sprachen, vol. 119, pp. 430-431.
(B) Willie and Mary. Text known to Mrs. I. E. Diehl of Robinson, Utah, 1914.
22.  (A) The Bamboo Briars. Text from H. M. Belden, who had it from Miss Frances Barbour of Washington University, who had it from the singing of Minnie Doyle of Arlington, Phelps County, Missouri, in 1917. For the history of this song, and variant texts, see H. M. Belden, "Boccaccio, Hans Sachs, and The Bramble Briar," Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, vol. 33, p. 327. 1918.
(B) The Apprentice Boy. Text of H. G. Shearin. See "British Ballads in the Cumberland Mountains," The Sewanee Review, vol. 19, p. 321. July, 1911.
23.  (A) The Boston Burglar. Text obtained by L. C. Wimberly from Mrs. E. N. Hardin, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, in 1916. Com­pare The Sheffield Apprentice, Campbell and Sharp, English Folk Songs from th* Southern Appalachians, p. 278. A text of this song from Michigan adapts it, with a minimum of changes, to fit a local crime and criminal in Michigan.
(B) Charleston. Text obtained from Harry Gear, Junction, Wyoming, 1914.
24.   (A) The Butcher's Boy. Text obtained by Lillian Gear Boswell at Hartville, Wyoming, 1914. Related to The Brisk Young