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Thread #11606   Message #2679245
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
13-Jul-09 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD/Origins: The Bard of Armagh
Subject: RE: Bard of Armagh
No evidence of the song before the 19th century.
Without providing evidence, William Cole has attributed it to a Thomas Campbell, 1801.
As noted in other threads, the only broadside at the Bodleian was printed in the 1860s, Dublin.