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Thread #65990   Message #3631144
Posted By: Steve Gardham
07-Jun-14 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
I know you weren't linking any of them, Jon. I was just backing up your statements.

That bit about language can be quite provocative to some people. I think it's safer to say all of these dialects based on Anglo Saxon are just dialects, and that includes Standard English.

Megan's lovely version is pretty closely related to My Boy Tammie though the form may owe something to Highland Laddie.