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Thread #161176 Message #3828983
Posted By: Steve Gardham
27-Dec-16 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants
Subject: RE: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants
I'm no expert on tune relatives but it seems to me the English 'Died for Love' Roud 18828, is basically the same tune as the American 'Blue-eyed Boy' Roud 18831. and there is some slight cross-over of text. It has the ring of Vaudeville about it, quite unfolklike.
It is one of my family songs by the way. Both my Uncle and my sister sang versions.