Mudcat Café message #869174 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: GUEST,Q
17-Jan-03 - 07:52 PM
Thread Name: Origins: How old are you my pretty little miss?
Subject: RE: Origins: How old are you my pretty little miss?
Collected several times in North America but under different titles. In Cox, Folk-Songs of the South, # 126, "My Pretty Maid," with the line "she answered me so modestly, I'm seventeen come Sunday."
The traditional Ballad Index says "As I Roved Out" generally shows mixture with "Trooper and the Maid" (Child 299).