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Thread #105266   Message #2167777
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
10-Oct-07 - 02:01 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bonny Doon / The Banks o' Doon
Subject: RE: Bonny Doon- The Banks o' Doon
I take it that this is one of Frank Kidson's series, 'New Lights upon Old Tunes'. If it was his, then he had certainly modified his views on the subject since his Leeds Mercury piece some 5 years previously, where he dismissed the Irish/Manx rumour pretty much out of hand, and described the French theory as 'foolish'.

Do you have the full text of this, and, in particular, the tune described as 'provided'? It might throw some useful light.