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Thread #162110   Message #4073558
Posted By: meself
29-Sep-20 - 01:02 AM
Thread Name: Origins: As I Roved Out - last verse
Subject: RE: Origins: As I Roved Out - last verse
That video of Brigid Tunney singing it is wonderful.

My own feeling is that the last verse was not part of the original song. It happens now and then in trad. songs that some singer will have added a verse with personal meaning, but little if any connection to the thrust of the main body of the lyric.