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Posted By: GUEST,Henryp
14-Feb-10 - 05:13 AM
Thread Name: Song about the Thames River
Subject: RE: Song about the Thames River

When I was in service in the Rosemary Lane,
I won the good will of my master and dame.
Till a sailor came there one night to lay;
That was the beginning of my misery.

In his Book of British Ballads, Roy Palmer says, 'Rosemary Lane was a thoroughfare near London Docks renowned for its street stalls. (It is now called Royal Mint Street.)'