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GUEST,Diana Lyr Req: There was an old woman tossed up in a... (28) RE: Does anyone know this? (Old woman/Cobwebs) 19 Nov 10

I know this rhyme from my childhood and the tune is Lillibullaro a Northern Ireland marching song. It is a satirical ballad said to be by Lord Thomas Wharton and set to music by Henry Purcell. I made a musical box of the rhyme when I was a student in London in the 70's and Iona Opie helped me to identify the tune.

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