Mudcat Café message #3630733 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65990   Message #3630733
Posted By: mayomick
06-Jun-14 - 06:36 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
Of course every mother who ever "said" , "And where have *you* been all the day?" wasn't inspired by Lord Randall.But, if she asks the question in the lyric of an English/ Scots Q&A folk song about uneasy love, and, if she slips in a mention of eating eels, the mother is making a reference to the Lord Randall song .