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Thread #141791   Message #3265426
Posted By: Lighter
29-Nov-11 - 09:48 AM
Thread Name: Lord Franklin in Copyright?
Subject: RE: Lord Franklin in Copyright?
IIRC, I first heard of "Lord" Franklin in the influential version sung by the late Mícheál Ó Domhnaill of the Bothy Band in the early '80s. A. L. Lloyd recorded the song around 1957. I don't think he called Franklin "Lord."

But since he called the song "Lady Franklin's Lament," the change to "Lord" is perfectly understandable.

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