Mudcat Café message #3630314 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65990   Message #3630314
Posted By: Amos
04-Jun-14 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
The association with Lord Randall is clear conceptually in the opening lines of the two songs, which are so similar as to suggest the one inspired the other, at least as a touchstone for what follows. The substance of the dialogue is of course entirely different.