Mudcat Café message #2549016 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5830   Message #2549016
Posted By: Steve Gardham
25-Jan-09 - 04:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Roger the Miller and the Grey Mare
Subject: RE: Roger the Miller (The Grey Mare)
Malcolm,
The differences between the early 19thc versions would suggest at least a late 18thc origin. The theme and style could even be Vauxhall or Ranelagh pleasure gardens origin, sung by an entertainer dressed in rustic clothes.