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Bob Bolton Lyr Req/Add: Little Mr Baggy Britches (46) RE: Lyr Req/Add: Little Mr Baggy Britches 13 Sep 11

G'day Averil,

Where did you hear the song? It seems that the only country associated with this song, in the posts above, is Australia (apart from the "Dutch Girl / Dutch boy characters and "accent") and I'm wondering if I can unearth my late Dad's notes from helping assemble the first Australian 'Boy Scouts Songbook'.

Apart from that, there is the knowledge that one great-great grandfather (Jan van Kampen) in my sketchy family tree was described as a "Sailor, Holland" on the 1854 wedding certificate. I'm presuming that he had 'jumped ship' to try to find his fortune on the Ophir Goldfields in the early 1850s.



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