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Thread #100659   Message #2021753
Posted By: Charley Noble
10-Apr-07 - 07:08 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Boston Burglar
Subject: RE: Origins: Boston Burglar
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I always heard the line as "In iron chains he's bound..."

This song certainly goes back to the 19th century. I believe it was collected in READ 'EM AND WEEP.

Charley Noble