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Thread #14956   Message #131529
Posted By: Bruce O.
03-Nov-99 - 10:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Tamosher (Battlefield Band)
Subject: RE: The Tamosher(Battlefield Band)
That looks like an expurgated version of "The Rowin't in her apron", a rather uncommon folksong. There's an incomplete version (but more complete than that above) in 'The Scots Musical Museum', #424. There are also a few English traditional versions. I have long suspected that it's the original on which "Willie o' Winsbury' was based. Two verses of the above are only slightly different in the SMM text.