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Thread #7985   Message #48606
Posted By: Áine
08-Dec-98 - 06:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Siul a Ruin
Subject: RE: Lyrics: Suil a Ruin
Dear Bruce,

I believe that if you contact the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. they can provide the pre-1800 source you are looking for. Don't forget, at the time of the Revolutionary War, there were very few 'printed' books in the Colonies. However, I do believe that the LoC has a manuscript with this song written on it, and it has also been referenced in modern-day books on the Revolutionary Period as being quoted from letters written between couples separated by the War. - Áine