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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
11-Aug-04 - 11:52 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Dying British Sergeant
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Dying British Sergeant
The 'grasshopper' verse clearly ties "Britannia's Disgrace" and the "Dying Sergeant" together, so the song was known in the 19th c. So far, I have found nothing putting it back to the Revolution.
I would like to see the fragments in Fuson; they might help date the origin.