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Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
28-Apr-01 - 01:18 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Arthur McBride - What's the background?
Subject: RE: Arthur McBride
Supplementing what's already in this forum (search for arthur). Song is Roud #2355 (folk song index), and he lists 8 traditional versions. He lists (broadside index) a broadside copy in the Madden collection with handwritten date 1836. That makes it older than the copies on the Bodleian Ballads website.