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Thread #50640   Message #2182619
Posted By: Richard Bridge
30-Oct-07 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion-Child #18
Subject: RE: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion
A rummage on the internet seems to show that boar was first introduced into America in the 16th Century by Spanish, for food, and again in the 19th century by htose who wanted to hunt it. This makes it seem probable that the song was originally European, but has been preserved and adapted in the USA.