Mudcat Café message #858002 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55255   Message #858002
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
03-Jan-03 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Limbo
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Limbo
I should mention that the song usually begins Once I was great, but little I'm grown or thereabouts; the first half of Mr. Brooman's first verse seems to have been borrowed from another broadside song, The Unfortunate Lad; see, for example, The unfortunate lad [Harding B 22(313), Bodleian Library].