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Thread #6329   Message #2145969
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
10-Sep-07 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: Over the Mountain (Boys of the Lough
Subject: RE: Song Add:Over The Mountain(Boys of the Lough)
It's a standard classical image, much used in popular verse.

There are several broadside editions, Irish and English, at  Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads:

The true-lover's trip o'er the mountain

Number 9632 in the Roud Folk Song Index.