Mudcat Café message #1091528 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65990   Message #1091528
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-Jan-04 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
Hmmm. Neither one sounds Appalachian, does it? Is it from the Tin Pan Alley of the mid-19th Century? In the crosslinked thread (click), Conrad speaks of a Newcastle version, but he did not post lyrics. Could it be that UK versions stem from the U.S.?
-Joe Offer-