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Thread #123881   Message #2734395
Posted By: Steve Gardham
29-Sep-09 - 03:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Johnny Daddle Dum
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Daddle Dum
There must be other threads on this, one of the most widespread themes in the whole world. As a song it occurs throughout the English-speaking world. I would guess only its subject matter prevents it from being a Child ballad. It certainly ticks more boxes than most of the antiquarian/broadside tosh in there.