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Thread #22617   Message #2997755
Posted By: Les from Hull
01-Oct-10 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: Origin: High Germany
Subject: RE: High Germany, who wrote it?
In the song the narrator is trying to get Polly to come as a camp-follower or wife, not as a soldier. With each regiment 6 wives for every 100 enlisted men were allowed to accompany the baggage train. They assisted with cooking, washing clothes and attending the sick and wounded.