The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #74823   Message #1308911
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Oct-04 - 03:43 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Three Score and Ten
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Score and ten?
Hi, Johnny - that goes to show you that maybe even Roy Palmer can be wrong. I'll agree that it doesn't make much sense.

The DT version has
They long defied that bitter night, And battled with the swell.
The Bok, Muir, & Trickett version has
They long did fight, that bitter night, their battle with the swell.
I like both of those better than the Palmer/Oxford version.
-Joe Offer-