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Thread #166098   Message #3992530
Posted By: Richard Mellish
15-May-19 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......

You are misinterpreting again. Yes of course loads of Child ballads have been collected from Travellers. But since the time when he was writing. He included few versions from any oral sources (and at least one that he did include was a Baring-Gould construct).