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Thread #60570 Message #1011843
Posted By: pavane
03-Sep-03 - 04:12 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Black Velvet Band (variations)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Velvet Band lyrics (variations)
I had understood that the earliest known version, printed in the 1820's and viewable in the Bodleian Ballad library, was set in BARKING, East London. Not Irish at all.