Child's Ballads

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Child's Ballads from the Max Hunter Archive

A WORD OF WARNING: You may find some of these ballads difficult to understand because they rarely indicate who is speaking, and then once you have figured out who is speaking, the speaker can change. No change of speaker is usually indicated! Often there are no quotation marks at all to indicate that one of the characters is speaking.

So, try to keep track of who is speaking at any given time: the narrator, or one of the characters in the story. If you get confused, it is probably because there has been a change of speaker that you didn't notice. So please, please read these very slowly - hopefully you will also be listening to the recording, and that will really really help slow you down!


Modern Languages / Anthropology 3043: Folklore & Mythology. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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