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Thread #65990   Message #4004268
Posted By: Reinhard
12-Aug-19 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
Gerry, the 'As the heart is to the knife' was my fault/mishearing. Martin Carthy gives James Reeves as his source and Reeves' words in The Idiom of the People contain the line 'As the haft is to the knife'.

I've fixed this on Mainly Norfolk now.