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Thread #50419   Message #764570
Posted By: Puffenkinty
13-Aug-02 - 03:07 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Eggs and Marrowbone
Subject: Eggs and Marrowbone
Does anybody know the origin of the song "Eggs and Marrowbone"? It tells the same story as the song that begins "There was an old woman in Wexford/In Wexford town did dwell/She loved her husband dearly/But another man twice as well". Is "Eggs and Marrowbone" an American variant? Thanks