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Thread #159951   Message #3791534
Posted By: Reinhard
22-May-16 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Trooper Cut Down in His Prime (Roy Palmer
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Trooper Cut Down in His Prime' - Palmer
The Young Trooper text Ewan MacColl sings seems to be the one printed in The Singing Island which he collected from Harry Sladen. So the comment in his album notes that it was learned from Harry Cox - whose Young Sailor version is quite different, even has a different title - looks like a red herring.