Mudcat Café message #1091516 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65990   Message #1091516
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
12-Jan-04 - 07:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
Well, we know it from the 19th c, from a broadside printed in Baltimore by T. G. Doyle (American Memory).
We know it from sheet music, 1847: "Billy Boy, A Curious Legend," by Edward L. White, pub. by Ditson, Boston.