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Thread #135623   Message #3093620
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
11-Feb-11 - 08:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Lord Rendal
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Lord Rendal
This is very similar to Lord Randall but the differences are sufficient to post it.
It's also worth noting that the other version starts:
Oh, where have you been, Lord Randal, my son?
Oh, where have you been, my handsome young man?
I have been with my sweetheart, mother, make my bed soon,
For I'm sick to my heart and I fain would lie down.

It seems a little strange that it appears to have a parent addressing a child as "Lord Randal". Surely a parent would only use the Christian/given name.

I trust the tune is the same, but if anyone wants me to send a scan, they can add it in ABC or whatever!