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Thread #36143   Message #507123
Posted By: toadfrog
15-Jul-01 - 02:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cornwall Apprentice
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cornwall Apprentice
I communicated to the friend who first told me about this song, and she sent me the words. I gather what happened was, a mutual friend of ours took "Sheffield Apprentice" or a variant, relocated it in Cornwall, and added verses from the "Boston Burglar" at the end, so that the apprentice who was "brought up in Cornwall, but not of high degree," ended up "sentenced to Charleston Town. So we assumed her song must be the daddy of the Boston Burglar. All that happened back in the 50's.

As it appears the words themselves don't add anything in particurlar, I will refrain from posting them