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Thread #3324   Message #16366
Posted By: Jerry Friedman
18-Nov-97 - 10:51 PM
Thread Name: Greensleeves History of
Subject: RE: Greensleeves History of
Also, was the tune lost, or just the words? The tune (as I'm sure you don't need me to tell you, Bruce) was used in John Gay's "Beggar's Opera" (1727), which I doubt is what you meant by "almost 1800".