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Thread #88774   Message #3200720
Posted By: Joe Offer
03-Aug-11 - 02:31 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Let Union Be In All Our Hearts - Grange?
Subject: RE: Origins: Tu ra lie do (Let Union Be) - Grange?
Hmmm....starting to get something. Look at this quote from Urith: a tale of Dartmoor, by Sabine Baring-Gould, 1890 (page 40):

And another book by Sabine Baring Gould (1891), In the roar of the sea, page 369:

Oh, and yet another book by Sabine Baring Gould (1898), An old English home and its dependencies, page 331:

The song is also mentioned on page 338 of The Singing Game by Iona and Peter Opie, who speculate that "Come My Lads" may be an ancestor of the children's song, "Mrs. Macaroni:
Oh, look - Roud does has the song, listed as Come My Lads. I think that proves it may not be an American Grange song.....
The most promising citations from Roud are these: It's also in the Sabine Baring-Gould manuscript collection at Take Six, which is the best source of all.