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Thread #66662 Message #1108387
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
03-Feb-04 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Leaving of Liverpool
Subject: RE: Origins: Leaving of Liverpool
Two dates for the loss of the Davy Crockett, 1874 and 1899, at the same museum!
Not that this has any bearing on the timing of the song's origin, except that the lyrics are post-1853. Not mentioned in either of the two books I have by Hugill.
I have a feeling that Brakn may be at least partly correct- The Burgess-Davy Crockett lines added by someone after seeing material at Mystic.