Mudcat Café message #7458 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1654   Message #7458
Posted By: LaMarca
25-Jun-97 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Raggle-Taggle Gypsy
Subject: RE: The Raggle-Taggle Gypsy
Forgot to add, Elizabeth Scarborough, the fantasy writer, wrote a fun novel based loosely on Child 200, called "Song of Sorcery". It opens with a minstrel very nearly getting himself in DEEP trouble when he sings the latest gossip ballad about the lord's wife running off with the gypsies, only to find that the lady's sister is in the audience. She is NOT pleased to hear her sister's reputation besmirched - and she's a witch... The book (and its several sequals) are funny and fun to read.