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Lesley N. 'Historical' Ballads (146* d) RE: 'Historical' Ballads 18 Oct 99

Liam - when I put up "The Pesky Sarpent" I was much amused that rattlesnakes are Massachusetts rattlesnakes "are so rare they are almost never encountered by people." (this from the U of Mass). Ives does say FarmingTon...

Art - weren't you the one who wrote "ballads are always right but sometimes historians mess up the facts.." though it was probably said much more poetically than that... It made such an impression on me that I added it to my the definition of ballads on my page!

One of the main reasons I love doing my site is that I've learned so much of the background behind the songs. The history behind the songs is interesting, and sometimes the "history" OF the song is just as interesting! True or not it's most fun!

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