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Thread #100659 Message #2021810
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
10-Apr-07 - 08:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Boston Burglar
Subject: RE: Origins: Boston Burglar
Make it 1881, according to John Harrington Cox's "Folk-Songs of West Virginia," 1925, p. 296. It was "sung [on the vaudeville stage] by Dan MacCarthy" and copyrighted by Wehman of N.Y., a prominent publisher of song books.