The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65745   Message #1085935
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
04-Jan-04 - 03:59 PM
Thread Name: Top Ten Old Ballads
Subject: RE: Top Ten Old Ballads
Hi, Malcolm.

Am intrigued by the suggestion that "The Ball of Kirriemuir" pre-dates our Civil War. Other than one or two parallel stanzas in
"The Merry Muses" etc. (parallels limited to "so-and-so was at the party too") is there any real evidence ?