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Thread #172203   Message #4167529
Posted By: Steve Gardham
14-Mar-23 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Cowboy's Dream
Subject: RE: Origins: The Cowboy's Dream
If it uses the melody of 'My Bonnie', as it obviously does, then it can't be any older than the 1880s when the student rewrite of Clifton's 'Send back my Barney' was adapted, the original tune being somewhat different.