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Posted By: Jim Carroll
09-Jan-18 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"oh, and it was written by Harry Clifton."
Mary's song "I've Buried Two Husbands" was not written by anybody known
THe 'Goose' verse may well have been written by Harry Clifton - on the other hand, it may well have been borrowed from the tradition by him
I put it up not as a proof of origin but to point out that Steve's 'Cloudy day' "broadside commonplace" was common to vernacuar speech throughout these islands
Jim Carroll