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Thread #47889   Message #1949937
Posted By: Jim Dixon
27-Jan-07 - 04:58 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Fiddler's Green
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fiddler's Green
Google Book Search finds several references to "Fiddler's Green" (the place, not the song). None of these shed any light on the origin of the term, but are interesting nonetheless. Here are some of the oldest ones:

From "The Port Admiral" by William Johnstoun N. Neale, 1833:From "My Life, by the author of 'Stories of Waterloo'." [by William Hamilton Maxwell], 1835:From "The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine," 1857:From "The Ganges and the Seine: Scenes on the Banks of Both" by Sidney Laman Blanchard, 1862:From "Norrie Seton; or, Driven to Sea" by Anne Jane Cupples, 1869: