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Old 12-07-2011, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Greymarch View Post
I also saw that link. The song has been around for over 140 years. Surely someone, somewhere knows the truth. The local census could be a coincidence. There must be more to it.
That link also shows that Fanny Bright was not in the original song. The third verse given in the sheet music is as follows:

A day or two ago,
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one horse open sleight,
He laughed as there I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away.