[Ads-l] From Britain to Texas

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 20 11:11:52 EDT 2016


But wouldn't Scots folk tales, songs, and singers also be British?  Does "Britain" not include Scotland, Wales, and at least Northern Ireland--i.e. those who make up the Br in Brexit? (And yes, I know how the Scots voted.)  Or is that just Great Britain?   

LH

> On Sep 20, 2016, at 12:24 AM, Robin Hamilton <robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM> wrote:
> 
> Wilson, how *could* you do this -- "From Britain [sic] to Texas".  The earliest
> (and best early) versions are SCOTS!!! (Sorry to shout, but.)
> 
> Bet you it jumps straight from Scotland to the blues singers, without touching
> on England on the way.  (I exaggerate, I spose.)
> 
> It's Child 274:
> 
>     Hame came our goodman,
> 
>        And hame came he,
> 
>     And then he saw a saddle-horse,
> 
>       Where nae horse should be.                      [1776]
> 
> Aw, I'll forgive you just this one time, since you pointed me to Coley Jones,
> who I hadn't encountered before.
> 
> Robin
> 
>> 
>>    On 20 September 2016 at 04:41 Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>    Chief British Poets of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
>>    Pages 328b-330a
>>    https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__books.google.com_books-3Fid-3D9DtAAAAAIAAJ&d=CwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=_FsS1xjTUxS_tU0W1vVpKxx7EMscM4wa7oVDiDpU9j8&s=gn6kypuATnI8itY13JCzbrav7Uk9LyrC0qtggpNf8cE&e= 
>>    William Allan Neilson, ‎Kenneth Grant Tremayne Webster - 1916 - ‎English
>>    poetry
>> 
>>    GBooks has the poem back to 1795 in snippet.
>> 
>>    https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3D5wc6CPxzxP8&d=CwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=_FsS1xjTUxS_tU0W1vVpKxx7EMscM4wa7oVDiDpU9j8&s=yDA8pk_E9t3bqrQfV-c_XEnYrn-txwAS3GQiavSVAzg&e= 
>>    Coley Jones - Drunkard's Special from the album, TexasBlues
>> 
>> 
>>    --
>>    -Wilson
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