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Thread #92616 Message #1773411
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
01-Jul-06 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: Songs about World War I
Subject: RE: Songs about World War I
The Deserter (Fairport Convention first on Liege & Lief) is scarcely WWI. It's a C18 broadside usually called Ratcliff/Radcliffe (or some variant thereof Highway. The bit about the Queen's Barracks and Prince Albert is a Victorian update.