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Thread #98210   Message #3959937
Posted By: Richard Mellish
03-Nov-18 - 05:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Matt Hyland
Subject: RE: Origins: Matt Hyland origins??
I agree that it has a good tune but I've never had a very high opinion of the words, especially the ending where "they made a lord of young Matt Hyland". A change of heart on the father's part is just about plausible, and presumably would be accompanied by a good wad of cash and/or a better job than the original one as a servant, but making him a lord?