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Thread #87106   Message #1625161
Posted By: samirich
11-Dec-05 - 04:43 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Essex's Last Farewell
Subject: RE: Folklore: Essex's Last Farewell

I do not know if he sang it for his death watch, but I can use the same power of suggestion that he may have sung it for such. Much like the broadside sellers could have. Sometimes that is more powerful than the truth anyway.

I'm surprised that I didn't pick up on soused as a really good drunk, maybe I have forgotten. I doubt it.

Great feedback from all - Thanks.