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Thread #26592   Message #320781
Posted By: GUEST,Hilary
17-Oct-00 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: Help: Approx. date needed for song
Subject: Approx. date needed for song
Hullo all-- I volunteer at a local historical site where the date is always 1771 (!), and I need to know if a song is old enough to perform there. The title is given as "My Young Man", and it appears on The Oyster Band's album "Lie Back and Think of England". The lyrics are very simple: I've got a bonnet, trimmed in blue Do you wear it? Yes, I do! Where do you wear it? When I can--going to the fair with my young man! Liner notes state only that it was a children's song. So my question is, WHEN?? I know these things are often dreadfully difficult to document, but any tips would help. I'm also curious about a song I've only ever heard on "Prairie Home Companion" which goes, in part, Gonna tell my mam when I get home the boys won't leave the girls alone Pulled my hair and they stole my comb But that's all right when I get home She is handsome, she is pretty, She is the belle of Belfast City... Thanks-- Hilary