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Unformatted text preview: down by a New Englander. 3 strains of ballads in U.S.: •the imported ballad, little changed from European versions •the naturalized ballad, in which the European version is still recognizable but which is adapted somewhat to new cultural surroundings (textual and musical changes) •native ballads, which are wholly new stories indigenous to the U.S. Music and words are often newly created and the authors of both are often known.] Imported: “Barbara Allen.” 100s of versions. Early twentieth century (1915), American Olive Dame Campbell became aware of ballads in Appalachia that were identical to written versions of centuries-old ballads from the English tradition. She contacted folklorist Cecil Sharp, and he collected countless versions of known songs and examples of previously unknown ballads....
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- Fall '08
- Music, Ballad, Refrain, previously unknown ballads