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Thread #569 Message #2596304
Posted By: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
24-Mar-09 - 02:25 PM
Thread Name: Origin: The Croppy Boy
Subject: RE: Origin: The Croppy Boy
Further to Jim Dixon's posting above, Carroll Malone was a nom de plume, the author seeming to be a Dr James McBurney of Belfast; I don't know where I read this, or how authoritative the identification might be. John McCormack recorded six verses out of the eleven, in 1907, in three groups of two with a chord or two separating each group (verses 1 & 2, 5 & 6, 8 & 11).