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Thread #89022 Message #1676475
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
22-Feb-06 - 10:58 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Golden Glove (Dog and Gun)
Subject: RE: Origins: The Golden Glove (Dog and Gun)
Incidentally, the full notes for Around the Hills of Clare, mentioned above, can be seen at http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/clare.htm
Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie, who wrote the notes for that cd, evidently got their "information" on the song from Dixon-Bell, but failed to credit their source, instead representing an old, unproven, and unprovenanced, assertion as "fact". That sort of laziness is best avoided.
Another Musical Traditions cd (Up in the North, Down in the South) quotes the essentially same comments, but credits them properly; it also includes a useful reference to a text noted in the late 1770s.