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Thread #4499   Message #743118
Posted By: GUEST,Julia Jones
05-Jul-02 - 06:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/ADD: Ladies Go A-Thieving/Curious Times
Subject: RE: Lyr req: Ladies Go A Thieving
It should be "Ladies Don't Go a' Thieving"

The tune was written by Dave Moran in this instance. Both Dave and Nic wrote tunes to broadsides during their Halliard days and the confusion comes about because they are listed as joint composers (regardless of which of them wrote it) on certain songs published by Mollie Music, this being one of them. On the Bandoggs album the arrangement was by Nic. It is also the case that Nic is often credited with writing the tune to the Boys of Bedlam, but again this was one of Dave's tunes. Going for A Soldier Jenny was Nic's tune.

Words are from Henderson's "Victoria Street Ballads" I haven't checked properly through the already given words, but I did notice - should be "when emperors dine"(not die).