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Thread #50004 Message #4004295
Posted By: Lighter
12-Aug-19 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lady Mary / Palace Grand / The Sad Song
Subject: RE: Origins: Lady Mary / Palace Grand / The Sad Song
I suggested above (not entirely facetiously) that Starr might have been a fan of "Palace Grand," and there fore used the name "Behrynge" in his own poem.
But we can now rule that out. Starr's poem, "One Place in Heaven," appeared much earlier in the Emporia [Kansas] News, Dec. 2, 1870, p. 2, predating "Loving, but Unloved" by some months.
There ought to be some connection, however. The name "Behrynge" appears to be unique to these two poems. They appeared within months of each other. Starr's poem appeared in an eastern Kansas paper, and the "Palace Grand" song seems to have been traditional solely in neighboring Missouri.