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Thread #19722   Message #3559908
Posted By: Steve Gardham
19-Sep-13 - 06:27 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Jolly Rogues of Lynn
Subject: RE: Origins: Jolly Rogues of Lynn
I wouldn't read too much into this simple ditty. Dibdin rewrote it as a glee and as such you would probably find it in the many collections of glee books from the late 18thc. The Derby Ram suffered the same treatment among others. Glee clubs were common about this time, particularly in London. They also sang catches or rounds and I've often heard this song sung as a round.