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Thread #18902 Message #2946262
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
16-Jul-10 - 12:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: My Pretty Quadroon
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Pretty Quadroon
"Wobbly" (whatever you mean by that), or mis-heard or misunderstood, or whatever, it is a collected folk version, and it was entirely right for MacEdward Leach to leave it as collected and for Memorial University to put it online as it was found.
(Besides, in the Newfoundland Outports, who among us outsiders, knows what 'squadron' meant to the singer?)