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Thread #29130 Message #366333
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
31-Dec-00 - 02:51 PM
Thread Name: Origins: How many versions of Geordie
Subject: RE: How many versions of Geordie
If you have a look at this thread: Geordie, you will find a version collected in Somerset in 1908, together with links to a number of other versions both here and at other sites, including some broadside texts at the Bodleian Library. Note that the song was often called "Georgie" in England. Of course a great many revival performers have recorded various sets of the song, some reasonably faithful arrangements of traditional variants, some less so; I have no idea how many of them there might be, but most of them are likely to be based on the best-known traditional examples.