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GUEST, Sminky london folk songs (110* d) RE: london folk songs 23 Sep 10

GUEST - be wary of assuming that a song comes from a particular place simply because that place (or even a feature thereof) happens to be mentioned in the text. Many songs were 'customised' for a particular locality by local singers.

Your original post includes the Grey Cock, presumably because a popular version mentions 'the burning Thames'. However, that version was collected in 1951 - the song itself has a much longer history.

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