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Thread #11606   Message #3888745
Posted By: Jack Campin
15-Nov-17 - 12:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD/Origins: The Bard of Armagh
Subject: RE: ADD/Origins: The Bard of Armagh
To add to that: I haven't seen Hughes's collection (which, via John McCormack, seems to be the origin of all currently sung versions) - what does he say about the tune? Had he personally collected it from tradition, or from some earlier printed source? We seem to have a gap of about 100 years between when Campbell wrote it and when Hughes classed it as a "country song".