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Thread #37249 Message #2846013
Posted By: Steve Gardham
21-Feb-10 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins: My Johnny Was a Shoemaker
Subject: RE: My Johnny was a Shoemaker - origins?
Hmmm! This shoemaker appears to have been pressganged.
Yes, Joy, I'm sure we all miss Malcolm terribly.
Nothing much to add to Malcolm's lists but the only broadside references I have are after the Levy date. Sanderson of Edinburgh was printing right into the 1930s. The Glasgow Poets Box printed one dated 1877 and the only other is the New York De Marsan printing. De Marsan is usually given as c1860 which would figure.
The De Marsan is on the Bodleian site Harding B 18 (366)
I'd say there's a strong chance Florence wrote it.