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Thread #82243   Message #1507432
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
22-Jun-05 - 07:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Napoleon's Defeat (from Frank Harte)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Napoleon's defeat
"Bar" is a mistake for the "car" (that is, "chariot") of the original broadside song. "Boorder Cock's" rationalisation of the mis-hearing is ingenious, though. There are a number of copies at the Bodleian website, at least one of which also includes the first verse given here. See previous discussions (at present sadly mangled) for links.

Does Harte say where he got this?