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Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
21-Aug-18 - 06:39 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
It's odd because the whole song strikes me as daft. The idea of this psycopathic blacksmith refusing to let his daughter marry one of the gentry (because the Royal Life Guards were drawn from the gentry) because he aspired to marry her to an scion of the nobility.