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Thread #62191 Message #4133307
Posted By: Steve Gardham
22-Jan-22 - 01:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cock a doodle doo
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cock a doodle doo
Hi, one for Billy Weeks perhaps. I have the sheet music cover for Edward Righton's 'Cock-a-doodle-doo' but there's no indication that would pinpoint whether this was our song or not. As we have seen there are several songs that share this title. Kilgarriff gives the Wrighton song reference also. At the very least we could do to match it to Righton or eliminate that one.
I can eliminate 2 other earlier songs on broadsides.
1836 FL 'Not far from town in a village cot.'
1865 FL 'I much regret old English sports are going out of date.'
Both use this singular title.