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Thread #20056 Message #207536
Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
06-Apr-00 - 12:25 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Tommy Linn
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Tommy Linn
There are many versions of this song. Tomlym is mentioned in a medley in 'Bassus', 1530. It's under 'Songs from Bassus' in Scarce Songs 1 on my website. There are other 16th century references to songs with similar names, but what evidence is there that they refer to our song here or the ballad of Tam Lin? If you have a text of 1568, I'd certainly like to see it. [See also 'The Complaynt of Scotland', 1549.]