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Thread #11606   Message #1107750
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
02-Feb-04 - 08:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD/Origins: The Bard of Armagh
Subject: RE: Lyr. Add: The Bard of Armagh
Found very little.
Broadsheets in the Bodleian Collection are dated c. 1867; printed in Dublin. No tune indicated (Streets of Laredo etc. used now). Can't find any good evidence of source.
The versions in the DT and in the Bodleian Coll., by the wording, are 19th c and later, but is there an earlier lyric?