Mudcat Café message #4004460 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50004   Message #4004460
Posted By: Lighter
13-Aug-19 - 01:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lady Mary / Palace Grand / The Sad Song
Subject: RE: Origins: Lady Mary / Palace Grand / The Sad Song
One explanation may be that "Francis Behrynge" was really J. F. Starr, whose local fame in southern Missouri and/or eastern Kansas led some people to memorize his or her song (or poem).

Perhaps it was set afloat by a broadside.