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Thread #46   Message #282000
Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
21-Aug-00 - 08:09 PM
Thread Name: Origin: The Lincolnshire Poacher
Subject: RE: Lincolnshire Poacher
That's usually not possible on songs from broadsides. It's #299 in Steve Roud's folk song and broadside indexes, and copies by Pitt and Catnach are of the 1st half of the 19th century. Northamptonshire seems to be found as the place more often then Lincolnshire. Search title/fist line/tune on the Bodley Ballads website (in Mucat's Links) for copies under several titles: Poachers, Bold Poachers, Shiny Night.