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Posted By: Richie
09-Jan-14 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Golden Vanity Variants
Subject: RE: Golden Vanity Variants
Hi,

The text with "Sir Walter Raleigh built a ship in the Netherlands" is probably from George Edwards. Edwards sent it in in 1934- it's Flanders F2 version in Ancient Ballads. Edwards grandfather was from the British Isles.

This is his family version. Another completely different version was collected from Edwards by Cazden. So it raises questions about the authenticity of the first text.

Richie