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Thread #105491   Message #4180021
Posted By: Lighter
26-Aug-23 - 02:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Whiskey You're the Divil
Subject: RE: Origins: Whiskey You're the Divil
There's nothing in the garland (with that shelf mark) that resembles the verses from Winstock that Jim posted in 2017, and nothing with a "Love farewell" refrain.

The "nine-stanza" song in "The Pretty Milk-Maid's Garland" is called "On the Bloody Battle of Almanza" and bears no resemblance to verses Winstock quotes.

A sample:

Colonel Stanhope he was slain,
And likewise Colonel Ashton;
Captain Page was a civil Man,
His own dear Life did cost him.
Major Lawrence he was slain,'
And likewise brave Commanders,
Who fought most stout for England's Crown,
Some years all in great Flanders.

(Other lines describe horrors of the battlefield. The battle was fought on April 25, 1707, during the War of the Spanish Succession.)