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Thread #158878   Message #3763491
Posted By: Jack Campin
07-Jan-16 - 10:08 AM
Thread Name: folk process: tune evolution?
Subject: RE: folk process: tune evolution?
I've seen "St Patricks Day" in Scottish tunebooks of the late 18th century, labelled as an Irish tune. The Morris dance use must have come later.

Aloys Fleischmann's book (which I don't have, wish I did) will probably trace its history in detail.