The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126026   Message #3411894
Posted By: Reinhard
29-Sep-12 - 05:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Jolly Old Hawk - Goss-Hawk (Original)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jolly Old Hawk (Original Lyrics)
Which one would be the older song?

The Traditional Ballad Index gives 1889 (Reeves-Circle) as the earliest known voersion of Jolly Old Hawk and c. 1780 (Mirth without Mischief) as the earliest known version of The Twelve Days of Christmas.