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Thread #7466   Message #45203
Posted By: Wolfgang
13-Nov-98 - 03:04 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Handsome Molly
Subject: RE: Handsome Molly
Dai, I couldn't stop thinking about it and I've got another idea: On his Shearwater LP Martin Carthy sings Handsome Polly-O and that's completely different from Handsome Molly in the DT. Here's how it starts:

Oh, a regiment of soldiers came to (Mowillow?)
when the captain on parade
he fell in love with the lady's maid
and the name that she was called
was handsome Polly-O.

I did transcribe this a couple of years ago and it sounds fine to me but for two placenames and 2 or three other bits. Should I post my 95% correct version?