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Thread #83746   Message #1543006
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
16-Aug-05 - 08:54 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Bantry Girl's Lament
Subject: RE: Origins: Bantry Girls lament
O Lochlainn's note indicates (by double asterisks) that he got the words to "The Bantry Girl's Lament" from H. H. Sparling's "Irish Minstrelsy" (London: Walter Scott, 1888). The melody came from Petrie.

Sparling, BTW, was the first anthologist to include the now familiar words of "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye."