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Thread #10886 Message #2985786
Posted By: Paul Davenport
13-Sep-10 - 11:50 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Katy Cruel History/Info???
Subject: RE: Origins: Katy Cruel History/Info???
The song 'Hexhamshire Lass' certainly contains elements which place it in the 17th century (assuming they are synchronous with its origin) The tune is similar to 'Katy Cruel' but not identical and although verses are shared this is not to say that they are related. The chorus is not that common in versions of the 'Hexhamshire Lass'. Still, my gut feeling is that they are linked.