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Vixen Lyr Req: Old Reilly's Daughter (7) RE: Lyr Req: Old Reilly's Daughter 13 Sep 06

The following is my understanding, from something I read here (I believe) long ago. (is that enough of a disclaimer????)

Fish merchants (and other street merchants) used broadside ballads (bawdy and otherwise) to attract customers to their market stalls.

The "Fresh Fish!" is yelled at the end of the song to let people know what's for sale.

I do feel sure that I read this here on the Mudcat, ages ago, but my memory is such I have no idea when or in what context...

Good luck!


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