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Thread #93813   Message #1812431
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Aug-06 - 03:10 PM
Thread Name: ADD/Origins: The Mare and the Foal
Subject: RE: ADD/Origins: The Mare and the Foal
In Folksongs of Britain and Ireland, Peter Kennedy ties "Mare and the Foal" to "Rigs of the Time" and "The Hard Times of Old England" because they "contain verses of complaint against various tradesmen."
Of course, the more obvious connection is between these songs: All follow the same pattern, with a prayer in each verse recited by one party, and the other party answering "Amen."