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Thread #5714   Message #2528580
Posted By: GUEST,Niels
31-Dec-08 - 04:15 PM
Thread Name: When was Cuckoo's Nest first published?
Subject: RE: When was Cuckoo's Nest first published?
Hi -
An interesting discussion.
Someone said that a variant was in print in 1782... but where? I've been looking for a long time, with no luck. Anyone know?

The Convivial Songster (1782) doesn't have it - nor any other songsters that I am aware of from that time - and it really doesn't seem to show up until rather more modern folksingers start to play it...

Looking in Playford's English Dance Master (1651) I see no song that looks similar.

Any help would be VERY appreciated, by both I and (I am sure) Paul Dickfoss, the original poster.

Happy New Year!
Niels Hobbs