Parallel Anthology Track 5
Track 5: Bill and Belle Reed Columbia 15336-D; Recorded in Johnson City, Tennessee, 17.10.1928
Record label does not accredit authorship. Nor does either Anthology booklet, or [www.78discography.com].
The [Roud Folksong Index] classifies this as a version of Child 278 or Roud 160.
California State University, Fresno has a webpage on this Child ballad, dating it to at least the mid-19th century, if not earlier. []
It is reasonable to treat this composition as public domain.