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Thread #65990   Message #3629947
Posted By: GUEST,Sadie Damascus
03-Jun-14 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
Joe and folks,

I am striving to prove the oft-assumed connection between Lord Randall and Billy Boy (or Tammy Boy). I just can't find any version of Billy Boy that even suggests a poisoning or bad blood between Billy and his sweetheart/grandmother/stepmother at all. Has anyone proof? I have read many theories, boiling down to "Well, Billy Boy might be a comic take on the ballad; certainly So-and-So believeds it.

Is there any intermediary song that can hook them for me for once and for all?