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Thread #11606   Message #2681550
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
16-Jul-09 - 01:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD/Origins: The Bard of Armagh
Subject: RE: ADD/Origins: The Bard of Armagh
Song sheet producers on both sides of the Atlantic shipped copies across; sheets produced in England turn up in American collections and v. v. A few transplants became popular, many didn't.
"The Bard ..." is not known in America, although Irish nostalgia and complaints were the subject of many song sheets produced in America.
It seems "The Bard..." never entered the 'folk' realm.

The connections of "Laredo," "Unfortunate," etc., pointed out by MartinRyan, have been more than amply covered in other threads.