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Posted By: GUEST
03-Sep-03 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
Subject: RE: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
as I understand it tradition dates the song to Elizabeth I....suppossedly it is about Sir Walter Raliegh.

the Ballad Index dates it back to 1685