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Thread #136851   Message #3130796
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
07-Apr-11 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Royal Oak/Turkish Man of War/Cpt Mansfield's Fight
Subject: RE: Origins: Turkish man of war
"Such songs were written and rewritten time and time again by the broadside hacks..."

Steve, thanks for your remarks, which clear up many confusing things about such old songs.

I liked your observation that the Lyre was probably named so because it's a handy rhyme for fire.