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Thread #543   Message #4199892
Posted By: GUEST,David Friedman
27-Mar-24 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnny Be Fair
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Be Fair
According to Wikipedia, the plot goes back at least to a poem by Robert Service published in 1940.

I discovered that after writing, and posting on my Substack, a version where the father is Henry II, the mother Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the complaining son their son Henry.