Mudcat Café message #1092436 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65990   Message #1092436
Posted By: dick greenhaus
14-Jan-04 - 12:49 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
Similarities between songs lie oft in the ear of the behearer (to quote Mr Thiemw). Child's logic isn't always transparent, but I'd guess that the similarity lies in the question-from-parent/answer-from-offspring structure, rather than any similarity in plot.