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Thread #156701   Message #3693972
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
14-Mar-15 - 02:25 PM
Thread Name: Anachronisms in lyrics
Subject: RE: Anachronisms in lyrics
I love the McCutcheon song, and sing it myself, but besides previously mentioned, gas had not been used by Christmas 1914 and there was no rocky ground on the British front.
I sing from memory, and sometimes my memory plays tricks.

The boy in the Bantry Girl's Lament is fighting a war before Peel had invented Peelers.