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Posted By: Fidjit
25-Jan-09 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Roger the Miller and the Grey Mare
Subject: RE: Roger the Miller (The Grey Mare)
According to Pursloe. His references in 1965 are.

Baring.Gould & Fleetwood Shephard Songs of the West. 4 parts 1889,
2nd. ed. 1891 revised with Cecil Sharpe(Methuen, London)

Kidson F Traditional Tunes (Taphouse, Oxford 1891)
Kidson F. A Garland of English Folk Songs.
(Aschberg, Hopwood & Crew London 1926)
Kidson F. Folk Songs from the North Countrie
(Aschberg, Hopwood & Crew London 1927)

He does make comparison of the slower unforced humour.