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Thread #44753   Message #3790463
Posted By: Steve Gardham
15-May-16 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Kerry Recruit (nonsense chorus)
Subject: RE: Origin: Kerry Recruit (nonsense chorus)
The Crimea version is a remake of a much earlier version, late 18thc. The song was in print on broadsides throughout the 19thc. The fact that the above version (Graves) even though it was printed late in the century refers twice to the King it must predate Victoria's reign.