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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    And in The Twelve Days of Christmas:

    "Twelve lords a-leaping..." (although I have a feeling they added the "a-" to fit in with the number of syllables required).
    As did Byron with "a-roving" I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    As did Byron with "a-roving" I'm sure.
    Byron didn't think the line up actually, he stole it from a folk song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Byron didn't think the line up actually, he stole it from a folk song.
    I know the two folk songs, "The Jolly Beggar" and "The Maid of Amsterdam/Plymouth Town" but I didn't know he took the line from there, I thought it possible that it was the other way round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I know the two folk songs, "The Jolly Beggar" and "The Maid of Amsterdam/Plymouth Town" but I didn't know he took the line from there, I thought it possible that it was the other way round.
    "Jolly Beggar" is older than Byron's poem.

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