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Canberra Chris Origin: Sally Gardens (91* d) RE: Song history/origin: Sally Gardens 20 Aug 99

The sentiment of the song is very close to a poem by A.E. Houseman, 'When I Was One and Twenty', which is in exactly the same metre and can be sung to the same tune. The Clancy Brothers recorded the two intertwined, a verse of one sung, followed by the corresponding stanza of the other recited. I heard it on radio, but have not yet found the recording it came from.

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