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Thread #99585   Message #4051418
Posted By: Jim Carroll
09-May-20 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: Discuss: Hi Roger Rum
Subject: RE: Hi Roger Rum
"what I assume was an Irish version of this song"
I'm pretty sure it's an Irish parody of the Child ballad - we have a recording of the singer I was told by an authority, made the song (I have never checked)
It's one of several such parodies, Dublin balland, 'Johnny Doyle, is said to be a version of Lord Saltoun and Auchannachie (Child 239) - this is disputed, though I believe it is, at least a parody of it
Jim Carroll