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Thread #37399 Message #1091625
Posted By: cobber
12-Jan-04 - 10:14 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Parting Glass
Subject: RE: Parting Glass
I posted this on another thread today, but I'll repeat it as there seem to be two similar things going on here.
There is a book called "The Gay Galliard" that I remember reading a long time ago. In it the song is the favourite of Mary Queen of Scots lover. I can't remember the author except that she was a Scottish historian working in the 1940s who novelised her research. What does stick in my memory is that she printed the words under the title Johnny Armstrong's Goodnight. As there is another song with this title, I wonder whether she was confused, which seems unlikely for a very competent historian or whether this was indeed once, the title of this song. Has anyone any ideas?