Mudcat Café message #3272688 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65990   Message #3272688
Posted By: GUEST,SteveG
12-Dec-11 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
Scottish and English oral versions aside, the Northumbrian chantey could easily be derived from American versions as are many other chanteys.

I'm not sure if Roud numbers still put both songs together, but if that is the case I'll recommend he separates the two, unless anyone has any further proof they are linked in any other way than parody.