General InformationEdit

Performer: Dick Justice
Instrumentation: Guitar
Date of recording: 1929
Record label: Brunswick
Serial #:367


(As summarized by Harry Smith, The Anthology Of American Folk Music) "SCORNING OFFER OF COSTLY TRAPPINGS, BIRD REFUSES AID TO KNIGHT THROWN IN WELL BY LADY" (2)

Information On This SongEdit

This song is a rendition of Child Ballad #68 (Young Hunting), it is most like version "F" of said ballad. All 11 versions of this ballad are of Scottish origin, but Child does mention some similar ballads found in the Scandinavian tradition. The tune resembles The Stars Are On The Ocean , as well as that of Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?.

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