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Thread #53158   Message #1017066
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
11-Sep-03 - 01:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Here's the Tender Coming / The Press-Gang
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: and info: here's the tender comin'
Apart from the sources already mentioned, a fragment appears in Songs from the Manuscript Collection of John Bell (Dave Harker, ed., Surtees Society, 1985, p.6), with the comment that it was "probably current in the mid-1790s". Tune and one verse also appear in Bruce and Stokoe, Northumbrian Minstrelsy, 1882, p.126.

The text above from Frankie Armstrong's record is identical to Roy Palmer's collation already posted; she learned it from Palmer's book.

Number 3174 in the Roud Folk Song Index.