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Thread #162110 Message #3937893
Posted By: GUEST,Reinhard
17-Jul-18 - 08:35 AM
Thread Name: Origins: As I Roved Out - last verse
Subject: RE: Origins: As I Roved Out - last verse
Well, "As I Roved Out" is a very generic phrase so it's no surprise that there are a lot of songs using it. But aside from "The Trooper and the Maid" and "Seventeen Come Sunday" which share or swap a lot (even the Traditional Ballad Index lists Seamus Ennis' "As i Roved Out" as an exemplary recording for both songs!), the other five songs are quite different in topic and easy to distinguish.