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Thread #29130   Message #3482755
Posted By: GUEST,Richie
23-Feb-13 - 02:06 AM
Thread Name: Origins: How many versions of Geordie
Subject: RE: How many versions of Geordie
The DT version with music from Canada, it begins:

As I walked over London bridge
Oh so early in the morning,
It was there I met a pretty fair maid
All lamenting for her Geordie.

What has he done? Who has he killed?
Has he murdered anybody?"
"No, he stole five pearls from the royal king
And he sold them in a hurry."

Attributed to Folk Songs of Canada, Fowkes. I have the 1954 book and Geordie is not in there. Where is it from? Who was the informant?