Mudcat Café message #3790694 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159779   Message #3790694
Posted By: Richie
16-May-16 - 11:00 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bramble Briar/Bruton Town/MerchantDaughtr
Subject: RE: Origins: Bramble Briar/Bruton Town/MerchantDaughtr
Sorry,

I meant, where did Peter Parley collected the version? It was in a bar, but where? I guessed Redhill Grange, but it was unclear. The labourer, in a smock frock sang, "Near Tunbridge Waters" but that was not where Parley heard it sung.

I've got the headnotes roughed in here: http://www.bluegrassmessengers.com/3-the-bramble-briar-merchants-daughter-.aspx

The 24-stanza collated version is there also. I was missing your stanza 14 but I added that with texts from the traditional versions (there are two partial stanzas where the ghost gives her directions to his body).

Richie