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Thread #82243   Message #1509129
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
24-Jun-05 - 09:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Napoleon's Defeat (from Frank Harte)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Napoleon's defeat
No conflict so far as I'm concerned; except in establishing which form is the earlier. All traditional forms of a song are valid, but they do need to be put into their proper contexts so that we can understand how they have developed. I'm not a fan of blood-sports, and wasn't aware of the term "bar" in that context, or I probably wouldn't have used the word "mistake"; it may very well have been a deliberate alteration. Not the original word, though, from the evidence we have.