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GUEST,SteveG Lyr Req: Children in the Wood (32) RE: Lyr Req: Children in the Wood 06 Feb 12

I'm sure there's another thread floating about somewhere which tells of how the song indirectly originated from the ashes of the ballad.

Basically the song was written and published with the music c1784 by a chap from Leicester who was inspired by hawkers selling pot effigies of the 2 lost children on the streets of Leicester, the story being very well-known from the popularity of the ballad.

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