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Thread #172431   Message #4173497
Posted By: GUEST,Nick Dow
31-May-23 - 02:42 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Garden Gate
Subject: RE: Origins: The Garden Gate
The Ballad index suggests that TGG is the same song as The OLD Garden Gate, which it is not. The latter is a version of T Stands for Thomas or The Verdant Braes of Skreen. This may be found in numerous collections including 'Irish County Songs'. The McPeaks had the song. Skreen is short for Ballinascreen. The index refers to the RVW collection and Roy Palmer's selection. It is Roud 419 and has 136 entries.