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Thread #35946   Message #494696
Posted By: GeorgeH
29-Jun-01 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Arthur McBride - What's the background?
Subject: RE: Arthur McBride- What's the background?
And if (as I believe but I'm too lazy to check) the song was popular in the ranks of the army then that would hardly have hindered its distribution . . .

(Some of the songs Sharpe collected, even within the UK, SEEM to have been found "a long way from home" . . )

Fascinating discussions, nevertheless . .