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Thread #105491 Message #2171899
Posted By: Lighter
15-Oct-07 - 06:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Whiskey You're the Divil
Subject: RE: Origins: Whiskey You're the Divil
Bob, the song appears to descend largely from the broadside "John and Moll," dated by the Bodleian to some time between 1790 amd 1840:
O'Neill has a hornpipe called "Whiskey, You're the Devil," which is really the same as "Off to California," but in the key of A.