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Thread #30123   Message #3317199
Posted By: GUEST,Dave in Treherbert
04-Mar-12 - 02:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Darby Kelly
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Darby Kelly
Rob, I think this song may be the older one by far. To the best of my knowledge Cockney Rhyming slang is only about 150 years old, which would put "Boiled beef and carrots" rather later than the Napoleonic Wars.