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Thread #36510 Message #3914737
Posted By: Steve Gardham
02-Apr-18 - 02:22 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier and the Sailor (Soldier's Prayer)
Subject: RE: Origins: Soldier and the Sailor (Soldier's Prayer)
Sorry, not from the lake District, but from Suffolk, one George Hill in 1921. Incidentally there's a version of the 'Soldier and Sailor' as sung by Harry Cox of Norfolk in 1927, on the same page. This is not the Villikins tune though, nor is it the Mare and Foal tune there given. The Mare & Foal tune has some phrases in common with the Streets of Laredo tune but this is probably just a co-incidence.