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GUEST 30 Nov 10 - 09:30 PM
davyr 01 Dec 10 - 07:54 AM
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Subject: three jolly sneaksmen.london folk song?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 10 - 09:30 PM

i originally did a search for london folk songs that proved successful. iwas at a folk club on friday and heard a song called the three jolly sneaksmen with a reference to hyde park street.is this hyde park in london? can anyone shed any light?


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Subject: RE: three jolly sneaksmen.london folk song?
From: davyr
Date: 01 Dec 10 - 07:54 AM

Only one Hyde Park Street as I know of:

http://www.londontown.com/LondonStreets/hyde_park_street_044.html

And the "blue coated gentlemen" referred to in the song are almost certainly Bow Street Runners, so yes, I'd say definitely a London song.


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