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Thread #56861   Message #891265
Posted By: Leadfingers
15-Feb-03 - 07:53 PM
Thread Name: Scots Laredo
Subject: RE: Scots Laredo
Apart from the fact that its a totally different tune,or at least as far as i know,I know of no connection between Delgaty and Laredo.The
latter I know is from the same roots as The Sailor cut down in his Prime or The Rakes lament.Barnyards of Delgaty was a popular chorus in the early sixties when I got involved in folk and I agree COULD be
sung to the same tune as Streets of Laredo,but this has never been done in my presence even as a joke number.I look forward to other input on this thread.