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Thread #74823 Message #3814711
Posted By: GUEST,violets 49
14-Oct-16 - 02:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Three Score and Ten
Subject: RE: Origins: Three Score and Ten
This song is alleged to refer to the 'great Gale of 8th/9th February 1889. And yet the last verse begins 'October's night brought such a site' Why October? Has this song got its origins in the Eyemouth Disaster of 14th October 1881?