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Posted By: Steve Gardham
27-Nov-18 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Spanish Lady
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Lady
'The Wheel of Fortune' (Roud 1075) is a song in its own right, under various titles such as 'Love is Pleasing', 'The False Lover', 'When I was young I was well beloved' all from lines within the song. Broadsides only date from the middle of the 19th century and it's highly likely it's just a collection of commonplaces. There are as you would expect numerous songs with that title but not in British oral tradition.