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Thread #166098   Message #3992621
Posted By: Jack Campin
16-May-19 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
I can't find my copy of Chambers right now, but the version of Jeny jo he gives is verse-for-verse parallel to Irdisches Leben - one girl acts the Jenny role asking for bread and the others go through successive reasons why she can't have it just yet, till she dies just when it's baked. I think the dance pattern is rather like a rugby lineout. I don't know the English courtship one of the same name.

Tunes of that name turn up in several sources, I can post Thomson's at least. I haven't looked closely at how similar they are.