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Thread #29130 Message #2715337
Posted By: IanC
03-Sep-09 - 09:19 AM
Thread Name: Origins: How many versions of Geordie
Subject: RE: How many versions of Geordie
I'm not sure Allan Cunningham would have known what a genuine old song was even if he'd been strangled by one.
It's certain that the particular book from which this one comes was literally full of forgeries by Cunningham (he later confessed to quite a few of them).
I particularly like the idea of the 3rd verse being restored from the recitation of Mrs. Cunningham.