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Thread #65990   Message #4004132
Posted By: Mrrzy
11-Aug-19 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
I had the Ed McCurdy Billy Boy [cgildren's songs] and Willie Boy (but she is too young to be taken from her mammy) by Jean Richie.
I have to say, given those versions, that I think the first inkling of the unmarriageability of the lady in question should be the final verse, with the advanced age. I personally find that verses where she can't see- or drive, ruin the whole point of the song.