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Thread #159515 Message #3779670
Posted By: Steve Gardham
18-Mar-16 - 05:44 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Mary and the Soldier
Subject: RE: Origins: Mary and the Soldier
Okay, I've found it. It's Scots and more usually goes under the title 'The Highland Soldier'. There is an Irish version in the Sam Henry collection which is probably the source of your version noticed here. It's at 'Songs of the People' p229.
There are lots of versions in the Greig-Duncan Collection, and there is a Wheeler, Manchester broadside in the Madden Collection.