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Thread #171844   Message #4157339
Posted By: GUEST,Terry Wilkinson
11-Nov-22 - 07:20 AM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen - Martinmas
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen - Martinmas
I should have added - Is it because Martinmas and a Scots Lord give the Scots versions a seemingly ancient origin and so they must have been circulating in the oral tradition prior to 1666? And, therefore, who's to say the Pepys song wasn't 'Scotch' but Scottish?