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Charlie Baum Origins: Bramble Briar/Bruton Town/MerchantDaughtr (144* d) RE: Origins: Bramble Briar/Bruton Town/Merch. Daught. 25 Apr 16

I usually sing a version from Howie Mitchell (on Folk-Legacy Records) that is essentially the same as the version from Mrs. George Armstrong, of Mountain View, Arkansas, reproduced in Mudcat:

What always impresses me about this song is that from the bulk of balladry, we learn that kissing a corpse's lips is a bad idea--most times, the kisser is dead within a verse or two. But in this ballad, the kiss is somehow not fatal, quite the exception to the rule.

--Charlie Baum

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