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Thread #75475   Message #1338319
Posted By: Bob Bolton
24-Nov-04 - 09:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Black velvet band PARODY
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black velvet band PARODY
G'day Guest,

Well ... versions starting "In a neat little town they call Belfast" are, in effect parodies ... or, at least adaptations as the original 19th century song, as printed in broadsides found all over the British Isles, which was set in Barking (suburb of London).

From information in various threads on Mudcat, I think all the "Belfast" and "Dublin" versions are 1960s Irish folk band adaptations of a collected version from Sam Larner of Winterton.