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Cox notes that this song is an Americanized version of the English "Botany Bay" and was published in the United States as a Wehman broadside. For further* discussion, texts, and references see Cox, pp. 296-299 For a text very similar to Michigan B see Spaeth, Read 'Em and Weep, pp. 177-179; Spaeth notes that "M. J. Fitzpatrick is credited with its authorship." See also Eddy, No. 73; Flanders and Brown, pp. 53-54; and Scarborough, pp. 289-296. Version A was sung in 1935 by Mrs. Maggie Loughlin, Cannonsburg
i I was born and bred in Boston, that city you all know well; Brought up by honest parents, the truth to you I'll tell, Brought up by honest parents and raised most tenderly Till I became a rovin' blade at the age oŁ twenty-three.

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