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Jim McLean Origin: Dumbarton's Drums (28) RE: Origin: Dumbarton's Drums 14 Feb 20

The Burns' Family came from Ireland originally, around 1830 and it suggested their great,grandmother may have picked the song up from guests in her boarding house in Pennsylvania. The fact that both titles are the same suggests a connection with Scotland way back but their song cannot be called a 'version' as it is too far away melodically. I can hear the Butcher's Boy tune family which would suggest someone remembered the story but made up a new song.

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