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Thread #162666   Message #3882589
Posted By: Jack Campin
16-Oct-17 - 01:28 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
many of the songs were older than the broadsides
To pinch one of Jim's most often used arguments: How could he possibly have known that?

Two Scottish examples: "Parcel of Rogues" and "The Braes of Balquhidder". For both, a tune of that name was printed decades before any words we know of.