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Thread #136851   Message #3128195
Posted By: JeffB
04-Apr-11 - 08:54 AM
Thread Name: Royal Oak/Turkish Man of War/Cpt Mansfield's Fight
Subject: RE: Origins: Turkish man of war
Yep, I suppose the thing to always keep in mind is that although some songs have historical material of some sort, they are not historical records.

My comment on the 16th century ballad came from another thread discussing, I think, Coast of Barbary.