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Thread #137861 Message #3154480
Posted By: Brian Peters
15-May-11 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Bold Princess Royal (Song)
Subject: Origins: The Bold Princess Royal
I was reading one of Steve Gardham's excellent 'Dungbeetle' articles on the Musical Traditions site (no. 25, about the broadside ballad 'The Bold Pirate') when I noticed a reference to 'The Bold Princess Royal' as a "real event pirate ballad". I'd be interested to know more about the story behind these real events, from Steve or anyone else.
I'm surprised to find no previous thread about this popular English song, nor even a set of words in the DT. I don't have time to do the latter just now, but somone should.