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GUEST,Tim Explore: Raglan Road 2 (237* d) RE: Explore: Raglan Road 2 25 Oct 02

Sorry to make this thread any bigger BUT

I notice two things (1) the nursery rhyme "The King and Queen of Hearts" by Charles Lamb has approximately the same cadence as "Raglan Road" and may also have been sung to the "Dawning of the Day" air. This would symbolize a lost of youth as does Pete St. John's "Ring a Ring a Rosie" in "Rare Auld Times." (2) Also in the sub-stanzas of "The King and Queen of Hearts", the queen is compared to Anne Boylen who was executed for unfaithfulness. If nursery rhyme was indeed sang to the "Dawning of the Day" I would vote for the former although I am intrigued by Jimmy C's Dublin/harlot allusion.

BTW, here is the nusery rhyme in full:

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