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Thread #4024   Message #1151456
Posted By: GUEST,Anne Croucher
31-Mar-04 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Babylon is Fallen (to Rise no More)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Babylon is Fallen (to Rise no More)
The verses I have are fairly similar to those above and the ones in the digitrad, some are just one or two words different some have a couple of lines at variance for instance the shrill trumpets roar 'from the distant courts of Zion'and 'Nows the day of compensation, Hope of mercy now is o'er'

I think it is a case of people missing a couplet and confusing what came where.

I have captains returning, not captives - but easily confused if not written clearly.

Some of the rhymes don't, so as the song is still in my temporary folder I have added them for later consideration (OK I have written them in on the bottom of the envelope) but it looks as though most of the variation is 'the folk process' and the requirement to get something on the page.

I did note the printers J Harding of Preston and Wilson of Bideford as sources in the Bodelian.