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Posted By: Jim Carroll
05-Nov-17 - 02:15 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"Credit where it is due to the person who suggested the song's unlikely journey, please."
Why is it unlikely that the song could have been ben carried by navvies or around the coast by sailors involved in the maritime trades Vic
James M Carpenter was having no trouble picking songs up from Swansea docks between 1928 to 1937
In the latter half of the 19th century, there was a thriving coastal trade right around Britain - the maps are all there.
Jim Carroll