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Thread #33059   Message #4037772
Posted By: Steve Gardham
05-Mar-20 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Take Her Out of Pity/Old Maid's Song
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out of Pity
Although Pitts printed it this may have been after 1803. With so many versions in print it's hard to believe that there weren't versions floating about in the mid 18th century. However that line occurs in a late 17th century version printed by Jonah Deacon and if Jane is calling this an old song then that only makes it about a century old. About right I'd say. See Pepys Vol 5, p194 The Maid's call to the Bachelors.