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Thread #153261   Message #3587963
Posted By: Richard Mellish
31-Dec-13 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Arrest of Parnell
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Arrest of Parnell
Many thanks for those versions. The 'Cat and its denizens deliver the goods yet again.

Where the Lyra Frivola version differs, it tends to the more flowery language, which does indicate that it is probably the original.

But now it presents me with the need for a decision: which if any of its words to incorporate in my version. I think the "reduction off the bill" line makes a more effective ending than the additional two verses of the Lyra Frivola version, so I don't think I'll bother with those, but I might borrow a few words in the earlier verses.