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Thread #2857   Message #1899756
Posted By: GUEST,Keith (Pegleg Ferret)
04-Dec-06 - 11:55 AM
Thread Name: Origin: The Snow It Melts the Soonest
Subject: RE: The Snows They Melt the Soonest
The words are in "Songs Of Northern England" collected by John Stokoe and first published in 1893. In his notes Stokoe asserts:- "This melody was picked up from a street singer in Newcastle, by Mr Thomas Doubleday and inserted in a contribution to 'Blackwood's Magazine' in 1821. He presumably was the author of the ballad"