Hey! Redux Corrections--I can't seem to type tonight.
Posted by Cassia on March 24, 1998 at 20:29:12:
In response to Hey!, written by Cassia on March 24, 1998 at 20:28:02
] ] Can't date this one :-(
] ] last verse of "The Gentleman Soldier"
] ] "Oh, Soldier, dearest Soldier, won't you marry me?"
] ] "Oh, no, my dearest Polly, that can never be!
] ] For I've a wife already, and children I have three.
] ] Two wives are allowed in the Army, but one's too many for me!"
] I heard a report about the song Pretty Polly on NPR's All Things Considered last summer. Apparently the song is based on the actual murder of a young woman in the late 18th century, the song immigrated to America with in a year of the incident but the versions are very different now. I think in the original case the man was a sailor though.
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