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Thread #62576   Message #1011585
Posted By: greg stephens
02-Sep-03 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
Subject: RE: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
Folk songs are often very old,and may contain elements which are no longer "relevant" to a newer era(as we are always being told). Now it seems to me that the original song probably dates from an earlier era, when coracles or St Brendan type boats would have been normal. In which case, of course, it would have much easier.