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Thread #56879   Message #891689
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
16-Feb-03 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Horn of the Hunter
Subject: RE: Origins: The Horn of the Hunter
According to the Roud index, it appeared in print in 1915, in T. McMechan's D'Ye Ken John Peel: The Song, its Author, and His Hero. That's the earliest reference at the moment, but the song was posted more than once in the huge John Peel thread; there may be useful information there, but I wouldn't count on it.